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Zac Goldsmith announced as Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference champion ,3 July

  Zac Goldsmith announced as Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference champion ( Zac is also our Patron) Zac Goldsmith MP will play a key role in the preparations for an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade, held in London in October 2018. Foreign & Commonwealth Office On Tuesday 3 July, the government announced that [...]

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed unopposed at its second reading (July 6).

We congratulate Sir Oliver Heald MP, PC Dave Wardell and the Finns Law team The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed unopposed at its second reading in Parliament on Friday (July 6). It aims to remove a section of the current law of self-defence often used by those who injure a service animal. The "Finn's [...]

Ross Thomson on his Ten Minute Rule Motion on pet theft, 3 July

  Ross Thomson MP: Rising number of pet thieves across Britain must face real justice We are well known as a nation of pet lovers, so it should come as no surprise to hear that more than 100,000 Britons have signed a petition calling for changes to the law around pet theft. Some of [...]

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 [...]

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