Even if you don’t live in the UK, Brexit can’t have passed you by.
Brexit in the Dog House
Dogs from all over the UK are barking out to demand a ‘Wooferendum’. The campaign, officially launched last week with a movie and nationwide billboard blitz, will lead up to one of the biggest four-legged gatherings ever seen in the UK. On Sunday 7 October 2018, thousands of dogs and their two-legged companions will march through central London to Parliament to call for a People’s Vote on Brexit.
At the march, a Wooferendum PETition signed by dogs, leading public figures and celebrities will be delivered to Downing Street by a delegation of canine campaigners.
“Dogs were never consulted about Brexit,” says seven-year-old terrier Archie, one of the ‘spokes-dogs’ for the campaign. “Ever since the referendum, hardline Brexiter politicians have tried to muzzle anyone who thinks Brexit is a bad idea. Millions of us are sad and worried. Brexit is turning into a dog’s dinner and people deserve a say. Never mind pet passports, it’s our owners we are concerned about. That’s why we are barking out. If your best friend was in trouble, what would you do?”
Canines Demand a Wooferendum
The grassroots movement has seen dogs of all types and ages join forces in a collective howl sweeping the country. Photos of dogs posing with ‘Stop Brexit #Wooferendum’ signs have been appearing in cities around the UK, in pubs, cafes, on lampposts and bus shelters – and momentum is gathering on social media – with concerned pets encouraged to get involved and post their own photos. In parks and public spaces, pawlitical pamphlets have started circulating.
‘The Wooferendum Is Coming,’ a one-minute film featuring dogs taking the lead on the issue, has been created, together with a crowdfunder to raise money for the march and to promote the initiative.
Says Labrador Retriever, Jackson: