UK charity, the BUAV, has been campaigning peacefully for over a hundred years to ‘create a world where nobody wants or believes that we need to experiment on animals.’
Our Best Friends is the BUAV’s new campaign to raise awareness of and end the use of cats and dogs as research animals in the UK. Sadly, each year in the UK hundreds of cats and thousands of dogs are experimented on for research purposes. If you’d like to join the campaign to save them, check out the Our Best Friends page on the BUAV website – the campaign has the support of several animal-loving celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Miranda Richardson, Paul O’Grady and Chris Packham.
To help spread the word about the Our Best Friends campaign, the BUAV are running an exciting photo competition. To enter you need to ‘like’ the Our Best Friends Facebook page, and then submit a photo of your cat (or dog!), and a brief explanation of just what it is that makes your cat (or dog) so special. The competition will be judged by Sue Parslow, editor of Your Cat magazine, and Rachael Millar, from Your Dog magazine. Entries must be in by 16th December 2013.
‘But what’s the prize?’ I hear you ask. Well, the winning cat will receive a rather fabulous goody bag which includes a pet portrait of the winning photograph, a 3 months’ supply of cat food, a pet pamper hamper worth over £65, cat toys and some cruelty free cosmetics for their humble human servant. (The winning dog will receive a doggy version of the same prize.) Sounds fab, doesn’t it? Best of luck to everyone who enters! And whether you decide to enter or not, it would be great if you could help publicise the campaign and competition by sharing the Our Best Friends page on social media.