How is your pet voting in the EU referendum?

We’ve had #CatsAgainstBrexit and #mutts4remain - now we want to see how your pets are voting in the EU referendum

Pets can’t participate in the EU referendum, but that hasn’t stopped animals declaring their voting intentions across social media.

In a spontaneous intervention which was in no way influenced by their owners, cats rose up to express their opposition to Brexit.

Now he's been helped through the arguments, Slammers today declared himself one of the #CatsAgainstBrexit

— Rich Nelmes (@nelmes) June 20, 2016

And also their support for Brexit.

Soon enough, dogs got in the act too.

But we here at GuardianWitness say, why stop there? With the referendum fast approaching, what do tortoises, goldfish and pet rabbits think? What is the mood in Britain’s guinea pig community? Perhaps there are other dogs and cats whose voices are being ignored by the mainstream media?

If you’re a pet and live in the UK, we’d like to hear from you. Send your pictures in to us, along with your voting intention, and we’ll put together a gallery of the most compelling contributions.

You can contribute to GuardianWitness by clicking your paws on the blue “Contribute” button on this article. You can also use the Guardian app and search for “GuardianWitness assignments” – and if you add it to the homepage – you can keep up with all our assignments.

  • GuardianWitness is the home of readers’ and animals’ content on the Guardian. Contribute your video, pictures and stories, and browse news, reviews and creations submitted by others.


James Walsh

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