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Pet owners who force their cats to be vegan could risk breaking the law


Pet owners who force their cats to be vegan could risk breaking the law


Cat owners have been advised they could risk breaking the law if they force their pets into veganism. One in six pet food suppliers has branched out into supplying vegan or vegetarian food for animals as owners embraced the new trend over ethical concerns with meat diets. But yesterday the RSPCA said cats could become seriously ill if given exclusively plant-based diets and owners could run the risk of getting a criminal record. A spokesman said while dogs were omnivores and could theoretically survive on a vegetarian diet, cats were carnivores and needed meat.

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