Following the BSE crisis, the industry worked quickly to ensure pets were kept safe. It acted ahead of government and the food industry and rapidly adopted a ban on the use of specified offals for human consumption in November 1989.
National Pet Week is established to promote responsible pet ownership. National Pet Week has now become National Pet Month (PFMA is a trustee alongside NOAH).
PFMA launched a successful campaign to remove VAT from pet food and highlight the injustice of the Government tax.
Dog population 5.6 million, cat population 4.9 million, budgerigar population 2.1 million.