|Norfolk pupils present petition to MP
Thorpe House School’s SOFA Club presents its petition to Richard Bacon MP (right)
At the House of Commons, pupils of Thorpe House School, Norwich presented a petition to a Norfolk MP calling for compulsory microchipping of pet dogs.
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon met a party of nearly 100 pupils, staff and parents who travelled to Westminster to present the petition organised by the school’s SOFA Club (Speaking Out For Animals), which wants to see legislation making the microchipping of dogs compulsory.
The SOFA Club, set up by teacher Sue Cole, has received support from a number of organisations such as the RSPCA and individuals such as TV vet Marc Abraham who joined the girls at the House of Commons.
Mr Bacon said: “I was very impressed with the amount of work the girls have put into their campaign and I congratulate them on getting 6,000 signatures for their petition”.
Earlier in the day Mr Bacon held an all-party question and answer session with Dr Ian Gibson and Norman Lamb at which the girls told the three Norfolk MPs how compulsory microchipping would make it easier for lost or stolen dogs to be reunited with their owners.
The girls also enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament and watched the historic Speaker’s Procession.
22 October 2008
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