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Introduce a legal minimum requirement for hamster cages.

Submitted by Natalia Kuzma on Friday 29th April 2022

Published on Thursday 5th May 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Saturday 19th November 2022

Signatures: 96

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Animals ~ Companies ~ Government ~ Law ~ Minimum ~ Profit ~ Profiteering ~ Sell ~ shops ~ The Government

Petition Action

Introduce a legal minimum requirement for hamster cages.

Petition Details

The government needs to introduce minimum legal requirements for hamster cages to stop pet shops and other retailers from being able to sell inadequate, unsuitable cages. Hamsters need a bare minimum of 4000cm2 and many pet shops sell cages much much smaller than this causing unnecessary suffering.

Additional Information

So many retailers sell unsuitable cages for hamsters which means these hamsters then live in unethical, stressful conditions for their whole life while big companies profit off of the neglect of these animals. The UK has laws in place for the welfare of most other animals so why not hamsters and other rodents?


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