Last November, a family in north east England’s beloved dog Harvey ran away. Shortly after, he was killed on the M62.
Incredibly, Harvey was not scanned or logged after his death, and the family kept up the search for him for 13 weeks. The family are now calling on changes to Department of Transport legislation to help identify potential pets being killed on our roads. Specifically, they ask for:
- compulsory scanning of all domestic animals retrieved from the highways
- log report filed and circulated to both Police and Dog Warden
- photographs of the deceased to be held with the log report to be used for identification purposes.
The petition has reached over 24,000 signatures, however the Department of Transport have maintained their position, stating “the Government has no plans to enforce adherence to the Network Management Manual through legislation”.
We all know how devastating it is to discover your beloved pet has been killed on the roads. Please take a moment to sign Harvey’s petition; which will remain open to signatures and will be considered for further debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100 000 signature threshold.
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