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The Environment and Animal Welfare progress update by Zac Goldsmith MP

Zac Goldsmith MP writes in his most October update: "Since the election, and the appointment of Michael Gove as Environment Secretary, we have seen some real progress on environmental and animal welfare issues. Here is a very brief update: •We have had a commitment that CCTVs will be legally required in all slaughterhouses to [...]

Extinction and Livestock conference conclusion, October 2017

      Media release from the WWF and CIWF Extinction and Livestock Conference, London Current demand for meat is unsustainable and we must all eat less of it to safeguard the future of life on Earth, a landmark conference has heard. As the two-day Extinction & Livestock Conference drew to a close in [...]

Media Release : Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on UK Ivory Trade Ban

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on this important step to protect the elephant population Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation has been calling for greater protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade. Conservative MPs, as well as the Chairmen of the Conservative Women's Organisation and Conservative Environment Network joined together [...]

Conservative MPs urge for a UK ivory ban letter to the Prime Minister, 20 Sept 2017

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation letter to the Prime Minister urges for a ban on the UK ivory trade   Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation calls for greater protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade. Conservative MPs, as well as the Chairmen of the Conservative Women's Organisation and Conservative Environment Network join [...]

Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to increase sentences for animal cruelty tenfold to five years

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement that the Government plans to increase the maximum sentencing for animal cruelty from six months to five years. Co-Founder Lorraine Platt commented: "It's great news to hear that the Government will increase sentencing for animal cruelty. We proposed stronger sentencing in our animal welfare document which we [...]

‘End the export of live farm animals after Brexit’ Petition launched September 2017

The petition to end the export of live farm animals after Brexit is now live and was launched on the 20th September. Please sign this petition as it's a completely new petition and needs public support now to end the suffering in live animal exports. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200205 At 10,000 signatures,  government will respond to this petition [...]

Campaigners and MPs speak out on global day of action to stop live animal transports, 13 September 2017

Protesters gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday 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 signs that read “Stop Live Transports” and “trucking hell” as MP speakers including Craig Mackinlay, Theresa Villiers and Caroline Lucas called for [...]

Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday 13th September

  Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation will be joining Compassion In World Farming and other like minded organisations and individuals to take action in this year's ' Stop Live Transport: International Awareness Day' to be held on Wednesday 13th September 2017. Global day of action  https://stoplivetransport.org/take-part/ On 13th September there will be a number of [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation has today welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement for mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation has today welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement for mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses   The proposals will deliver a Manifesto Commitment for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England in all areas where live animals are present, with unrestricted access to footage for Official Vets - reassuring [...]

Our Patrons letter urging for animals to be recognised as sentient beings in UK law when we leave the EU.

    Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patrons Lady Suzy Gale, Sir Roger Gale MP and Henry Smith MP have written a letter to Ministers George Eustice and Lord Gardiner urging for the Government to include the important recognition of animals as sentient beings in UK law once we leave the EU.  Under current European [...]

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