Ross Thompson MP Interview

Ross Thomson MP’s second reading of the Pet (Theft) Bill is on
23rd November 2018   #PetTheftReform

Please tell us about your own pet(s) and what they mean to you?I have a two year old Jack Russel cross Yorkshire Terrier called Poppy. The worst part of my job as an MP is every Monday morning and having to leave her to travel down to London. The fact she knows I’m leaving and does her uptmost to make me feel guilty about it just makes heading to London so much more harder.

I could not imagine returning home to find that Poppy wasn’t there, I don’t even want to contemplate the notion of her being stolen. For me, just like the millions of pet owners across the UK, Poppy is my family. To be honest I’m like a proud Dad. She has her moments, like any teenager, but I love her to bits and I would hate it for anything to happen to her.
You've already involved yourself in other pet welfare issues. How did you first become aware that pet theft is a (rising) crime and why you decided to do som…

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