Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Irish veal scandal: Two-week-old calves torn from mothers, 18 June 2018

The article below was featured in Extra.ie, 18 June 2018: https://extra.ie/2018/06/18/news/irish-news/veal-scandal-calves-mothers Thousands of baby Irish calves are cruelly shipped to veal farms in the Netherlands every month without proper resting time, a video investigation has exclusively revealed. Many of the calves, aged just two weeks, arrive in the Netherlands exhausted and spend their short lives on [...]

MEPs back plan to end ‘ghost fishing’ -Conservatives in the European Parliament, 20 June

A new plan to protect our seas from 'ghost fishing' has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee today. The vote is a significant boost to Conservative MEP John Flack's campaign to reduce the number of abandoned fishing nets as MEPs begin to debate the European Commission's plastic strategy. Mr Flack believes [...]

Government announces support for Finn’s Law campaign in Parliament, 15 June 2018

Government announces support for Finn’s Law campaign in Parliament   Published 15 June 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Courageous service animals such as police dogs and horses will be offered greater protection under a new law being backed by Government. [...]

Our 4 MP Patrons speak at International Awareness Day to end Live Transports/ Live Exports for Slaughter & Fattening, Parliament Square, 14 June, 12.30pm

Campaigners and MPs will spoke out on the International Awareness Day global  to stop live animal transports/ live exports on 14 June 2018. Protesters gathered outside Parliament on Thursday 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 [...]

Patron Henry Smith MP leads Adjournment debate to ban Foie Gras imports Post Brexit, 13 June

  Our Patron Henry Smith MP will argue for a ban on foie gras imports post Brexit during his adjournment debate on 13 June. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation urge for a ban on Foie Gras imports in our Blueprint ’ Brexit: Opportunities For Animal Welfare’ handed to No10 in January 2017 with a letter [...]

Sir David Amess MP thanks our Co founder for animal welfare work during the Second Reading of the Ivory Bill, June 4 2018

  Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, opened the debate. His opposite number, Sue Hayman, responded on behalf of the Opposition. The bill passed its second reading without a division. The bill will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee. Summary of the Bill The purpose of [...]

MPs call on Government to ban UK fur imports in House of Commons debate, 4 June 2018

MPs call on Government to ban UK fur imports in House of Commons debate, June 2018 In a landmark debate, MPs of all political parties at a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament passionately spoke out in favour of banning fur imports from the UK, with MPs calling the fur trade "vile", "loathsome" and the [...]

Sale of Puppies Debate, Westminster Hall, 21 May 2018

  A debate took place in Westminster Hall on 21 May 2018 on a petition calling for a ban on third party sales of puppies in England.The Government has issued a call for evidence on a proposed ban, which closed 2 May 2018 The petition had reached over 140,000 signatories on 17 May 2018 [...]

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