Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Christmas News Letter

 Newsletter link: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Government proposals on puppy welfare, 22nd December

  Government proposals on puppy welfare The Government is developing proposals to crack down on puppies being reared in unhealthy circumstances by unscrupulous breeders who have a total disregard for their welfare.   Plans under consideration include: Ensuring that licensed dog breeders must show puppies alongside their mother before a sale is made. Tightening [...]

We are delighted to announce Carrie Symonds, Director of Communications for the Conservative Party, as our new Patron

We are delighted to announce Carrie Symonds as our new Patron. Carrie Symonds is Director of Communications for the Conservative Party. She has worked for the party and in government for over 6 years. She worked as special adviser for Sajid Javid at the Department of Communities and Local Government and was also special [...]

Sir Roger Gale MP: Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law, in the Times, 13 December

  Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law The environment secretary, Michael Gove has made a clear commitment to ensure that the principle of animal sentience is reflected in our laws and that this government will be a world leader in animal welfare protections. That commitment is in [...]

Zac Goldsmith MP leads debate on Animal Welfare, House of Commons, 12 December

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron Zac Goldsmith MP right after his excellent debate   Zac Goldsmith MP led a great  Westminster Hall debate on an important list of animal welfare issues-to end live  animal exports, end cages for hens, pig farrowing crates, reduce farm antibiotics, ban wild animals in circuses, spoke against badger cull, [...]

Michael Gove set to publish new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law

The Secretary of State for the Environment , Michael Gove, publishes a draft Bill to Strengthen Animal Welfare   Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement today of the new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. The draft [...]

Zac Goldsmith MP calls for a comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill on BBC’s’ Week in Westminster’ and leads debate on’ Government policy on animal welfare’ on 12th December

Zac Goldsmith MP will lead a Westminster Hall debate ' Government policy on animal welfare' on Tuesday  12th December at 11 am. Zac calls for a comprehensive Animal Welfare Bill on Listen to Zac's interview on BBC Radio 4'  Week in Westminster ' programme on the 8th December, to hear Zac calling for a comprehensive [...]

Service Animals (Offences) Bill (Finn’s Law) by Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP

Thursday, 7 December, 2017 Oliver Heald, Conservative, North East Hertfordshire 2.28 p.m. 5 December 2017 I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to attack service animals, including police dogs and horses; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such animals; and for [...]

Secretary of State delivers speech on animal welfare and the environment at our parliamentary reception with Conservative Environment Network, 5 December 2017

Media Release: For Immediate Release   The Secretary of State, Michael Gove Michael Gove joins Conservative calls for higher animal welfare and environmental standards post-Brexit. The Secretary of State, Michael Gove supported calls from the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and Conservative Environment Network to improve farm animal welfare and to protect the environment as the [...]

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