Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to increase sentences for animal cruelty tenfold to five years

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement that the Government plans to increase the maximum sentencing for animal cruelty from six months to five years. Co-Founder Lorraine Platt commented: "It's great news to hear that the Government will increase sentencing for animal cruelty. We proposed stronger sentencing in our animal welfare document which we [...]

‘End the export of live farm animals after Brexit’ Petition launched September 2017

The petition to end the export of live farm animals after Brexit is now live and was launched on the 20th September. Please sign this petition as it's a completely new petition and needs public support now to end the suffering in live animal exports. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200205 At 10,000 signatures,  government will respond to this petition [...]

Campaigners and MPs speak out on global day of action to stop live animal transports, 13 September 2017

Protesters gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday as part of a global day of action against long distance live animal transports. Campaigners gathered on Parliament Square between 12.30pm and 2pm Demonstrators held up signs that read “Stop Live Transports” and “trucking hell” as MP speakers including Craig Mackinlay, Theresa Villiers and Caroline Lucas called for [...]

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