Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Parliament debates a ban on live animal exports from the UK, 26 February 2018

Parliament debated a ban on live animal exports from the UK following pressure from an online petition calling for the Government to ‘End the export of live farm animals after Brexit’. Read the whole debate here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2018-02-26a.217.0&p=11892 Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation MP Patrons Sir Roger Gale, Sir David Amess, Theresa Villiers and Zac Goldsmith all [...]

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy, 27 February

  Commenting ahead of the Command Paper for the Agriculture Bill, launched on the 27 February, Lorraine Platt, Co Founder of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation said: ‘ We applaud the The Secretary of State for taking on board  proposals which we include in our Food and Farming Charter which calls to support enhanced welfare standards for [...]

Calves packed into lorries for 135-hour journey news as MPs debate live exports, 26 February 2018

Calves packed into lorries for 135-hour journey Ben Webster, Environment Editor February 26 2018, 12:01am, The Times The number of calves transported last year was double that of 2016 More than 5,000 very young calves discarded by the dairy industry were packed into lorries last year and sent on journeys from Scotland to Spain [...]

CCTV in slaughterhouses: Legislation laid in Parliament, 23 February 2018

  CCTV in slaughterhouses: Legislation laid in Parliament CCTV to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new legislation laid in Parliament   Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid on (23 February) by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The legislation will come into effect [...]

Lord Trees – the only Veterinarian in parliament – asked in the House of Lords ‘what is to be done to minimise the number of animals slaughtered without stunning?’ on 7 February

                    Lord Trees: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to minimise the number of animals slaughtered without stunning in abattoirs in the United Kingdom. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) (Con) [...]

Lobsters and crabs should not be boiled alive, say campaigners, BBC News, January 2018

    Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation believe that crustaceans should be included as sentient beings in a new Animal Welfare Bill. We included this focus in our submission to the  EFRA Inquiry in January 2018: The BBC recently  published the article below titled' Lobsters and crabs should not be boiled alive, say campaigners' on [...]

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the fur trade in the UK, 7 February 2018

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the fur trade in the UK. We support a ban on the import of fur  in the UK and this is included in our' Brexit: Opportunities for Animal Welfare' proposals document which we delivered by hand  to No10 with our [...]

Ross Thomson MP takes a Scottish Conservative campaign against “barbaric” electric shock dog collars to Westminster

  Ross Thomson MP is leading the campaign to ban electric shock collars. Learn more about the campaign from the below information which is featured on Ross's website:  https://www.rossthomson.org.uk/ban-electric-shock-collars-campaign   "I am taking a Scottish Conservative campaign against “barbaric” electric shock dog collars to Westminster. I have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement on third party puppy sales, 8 February 2018

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation are delighted that a ban on puppy sales by pet shops and other third- party dealers in England is being considered by the Government.  The announcement was made on the 8th February. Under the proposals, people buying or adopting a dog would deal directly with a breeder or rehousing centre. [...]

Our Co- Founder is delighted to join the Board of Save The Asian Elephants ( STAE) which is committed to the preservation and protection of highly endangered Asian elephants

  Our Co- Founder Lorraine Platt recently met with Duncan McNair, the Founder and CEO of  Save The Asian Elephants ( STAE)  Lorraine is delighted to be joining STAE’s highly distinguished Board:    http://www.stae.org/team.  Please support STAE’s work as they press for a new law to prohibit the advertising or supply from the UK of unethical [...]

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