Edinburgh’s CEOs Are Back In The Dog House
On Wednesday 6th October, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home will be hosting an evening with Animal Champion, Marc Abraham OBE. Limited tickets are available and include a talk with Q&A and signed copy of Marc’s latest book Lucy’s Law; The Story of a Little Dog Who Changed the World.
Marc Abraham OBE, BVM&S MRCVS is a multi-award winning veterinary surgeon who qualified from Edinburgh University in 1995. Marc was awarded an OBE for Services to Animal Welfare in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In his career he has worked as both a small animal and emergency vet in Brighton, a TV vet on numerous shows including BBC Breakfast, This Morning, and Sky News; as well as volunteering overseas with numerous charities, including helping shut down dogmeat farms in South Korea, neutering dogs and cats in the Amazon, and operating on a moonbear in China. Marc is the co-founder and secretariat of the All-Party Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG), founder of puppy farm awareness campaign PupAid, and also the producer of US movie documentary Dog By Dog. Marc now campaigns to change laws to protect animals in the UK and beyond.
In June 2019, after a 10 year campaign led by Marc and over 300 visits to Westminster, the Government passed ‘Lucy’s Law’ into English legislation, banning the commercial (for profit/non-rescue) 3rd party trade in puppies and kittens, making all breeders accountable and providing transparency for prospective puppy/kitten buyers. Lucy’s Law came into effect on 6 April 2020 and means anyone looking for a puppy or kitten must deal directly with the breeder or rescue centre. In February 2021 it was announced that Scotland would be following suit with its own Lucy Law legislation.
To find out more about the event and sign up, please visit: edch.org.uk/event/evening-with-marc-abraham-obe/