Britain has voted to withdraw from the European Union.
In this post we will focus on what the future holds for animal welfare in the future, and the fact will be based on the current landscape and the opinions of independent professionals.
Today a survey held by Bloomberg has showed that 71% of economists they address have predicted that the United Kingdom is to endure an economic recession. The severity and the effects and time this downturn remains depends on who you speak to, but the most common public view is that Britain will face a coming recession soon. What we know for sure is that the decision Britain made last week has wiped a record $3 TRILLION from financial markets.
The data of how that economic downturn will affected Britain’s animal welfare system is already avialabe from to the recent nature of Britain’s last recession .
Studies shows that the 2008 banking collapse lead to:
An increase in the number of dogs being given to animal rescue shelters
A decrease in the amount of money that is donated to animal welfare associations.
An increase in the number of dogs being bred by ‘backyard breeders’ seeking quick cash
Puppy farming increased during the previous economic recession
Housing problems which will lead, the families to displace their pets
A decline in public spending on dog wardens
A decrease in the number of people fostering dogs from shelters due to lower incomes
Workers having to endure longer time due to the recession
Increase numbers of dogs being bonded in the streets
Economists have been in agreement, as have politicians, that Britain is about to see a significant rise in the cost of living. That include te basic life needs: fuel, clothing, food, and tranportation.