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Poll: Should bereaved pet owners be given compassionate leave?

Many pet owners call in sick after the death of a beloved animal. Would compassionate leave be a better solution?

Image: Dog via Shutterstock

AN ANIMAL WELFARE group has suggested that bereaved pet owners should be given compulsory compassionate leave from their employers.

It argued that “pets become beloved members of the family and when they die people feel a traumatic loss”.

Figures from the UK suggest that sick days as a result of the loss of a pet cost the economy about £1 billion a year.

What do you think? Should bereaved pet owners be given compassionate leave?


Poll Results:

No (3165)
I don't know (1836)
Yes (1218)



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