Monthly Archives: October 2018


Theresa Villiers MP calls for an end to live animal exports as petitions totalling 1.3 million signatures, handed to Defra on 29 October.

Theresa Villiers MP urges for an end to live animal exports as petitions totalling 1.3 million signatures were handed to Defra on 29 October. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation volunteers joined Peter Egan, Compassion In World Farming and The Sum of Us outside Defra’s offices in Westminster. Patron Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP joined [...]

‘Veal calves ‘trying to suckle on people’s hands for comfort’ endure tortuous journey from Scotland to be slaughtered in Spain’ Daily Mirror 17 Oct 2018

Veal calves 'trying to suckle on people's hands for comfort' endure tortuous journey from Scotland to be slaughtered in Spain Some of them were barely two weeks old - live animal exports cannot be banned under EU freedom of movement of goods rules By Andrew Penman16:28, 17 OCT 2018 Calves in a truck at Ramsgate (Image: Lilibet [...]

‘Barbaric’ live sheep exports must stop and Brexit may actually help speed up ban,’ Daily Mirror 11 Oct 2018

‘Barbaric’ live sheep exports must stop - and Brexit may actually help speed up ban The animals, stuffed into three-storey trailers, had just endured a journey all the way from the north of England By Andrew Penman 08:16, 11 OCT 2018 Sheep look out from inside a truck at the port (Image: JIM BENNETT)   Thankfully [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, 11-12 October 2018

    World Leaders Come Together To End Wildlife Crime   The London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018, took place in London on the 11 and 12 October.Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Co Founder Lorraine Platt and Patron Carrie Symonds attended the conference.  Zac Goldsmith MP is the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference champion( Zac is [...]

Patron Sir Roger Gale MP statement on the Agriculture Bill, 10 October 2018

Our Patron Sir Roger Gale statement on the Agriculture Bill   This week sees the second reading of Michael Gove’s Agriculture Bill which will, it is expected, pave the United Kingdom’s post- Brexit approach to farming and to the stewardship of our countryside and to the long- term prospects for farm and wildlife animal welfare. [...]

Minister Dr Therese Coffey & Zac Goldsmith MP talk on the forthcoming Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation & CEN fringe event 1 October 2018

The UK government is hosting an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade on 11 to 12 October 2018. The conference will bring together global leaders to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction.   Illegal Wildlife Trade Key Messages  The Illegal [...]

John Flack MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament’s Animal Welfare Intergroup launches book on Animal Welfare Issues, 1 Oct 2018

People need to stop and think about the way we treat animals. That is the message from John Flack, Member of the European Parliament for the East of England, who makes the argument in his newly-released, hard-hitting animal cruelty book focusing on the savage abuse of animals in agriculture, tourism and entertainment. The ground [...]

Michael Gove’s Conservative conference speech on the Environment & Animal Welfare, 1 October 2018

"Our island nation has been defined by its relationship with the sea. It has been our doorway to global trade, a treasure house of oil and gas, and the home to teeming stocks of fish. But now our oceans are in danger. Danger from climate change, from chemical residues, from exploitation and indeed from plastic. The equivalent of [...]

Ministers, MPs and MEP Speak at Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation & CEN Reception, Party Conference 1 October 2018

  The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation held a fringe reception' Brexit: Opportunities for Animal Welfare and The Environment'  jointly with CEN at the party’s annual conference in Birmingham on 1 October hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP. Compassion In World Farming sponsored the event. Speakers included Farming Minister George Eustice, Environment Minister Dr Therese Coffey, [...]

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