Dog lovers pack into Westminster ahead of People’s Vote rally

dog marching for Brexit
Dog manifesting against Brexit. ©️Shutterstock

The British people love their dogs and their marches, but some Brits are a little fed up with the changing face of Brexit. So what better way can there be to voice their passion and worry than by joining a pro-referendum rally accompanied by faithful friends?

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The dogs of Westminster may not have been able to offer opinion on Brexit, but it is easy to assume that on the basis of their pack mentality they stand by their owners when it comes to whether or not the people of the UK should be given a second chance to vote at a second ‘wooferendum’.

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There is reason for hearing their voices too. Some observers believe that the UK’s severance from the European Union in March 2019 could endanger the health and lives of countless animals, especially if new livestock trade agreements are made with non-EU countries that have ‘lower animal welfare standards,’ according to the RSPCA.

A friendly march

Although it will prove to be friendlier than the upcoming People’s Vote rally on the 20th October, the mass dog rally in Parliament Square still made its presence felt. Organisers said they were ‘howling on behalf of the millions of people in the UK who believe Brexit is a huge mistake,’ reported The Guardian newspaper.

Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy and former Labour communications guru Alastair Campbell also attended. ‘It’s a very British sort of thing,’ said Campbell. ‘People love their animals and there are serious animal welfare concerns with Brexit.’

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IMAGE: © @thelondog.

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Protesters’ signs read, ‘Time to Get Pawlitical’ and ‘Brexit is Barking’. One protestor Tiffany Haynes said, ‘I think this is a nice idea for a protest, it’s a clever way of doing it because dogs make light of politics and bring people together. People can relate to each other more with their dogs.’

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Nick John Whittle lives and works in Birmingham, UK. He is a specialist copywriter, journalist and theatre critic. Over the years Nick’s family has owned dogs, cats, rodents and birds. The history of animal domestication and of people’s relationship with their pets over the centuries interests him a lot. He cares greatly about the welfare of both feral and domesticated animals and supports ongoing protection of endangered species.