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Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by government- 10 April 2018

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation( CAWF) welcomes the Government's announcement of a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter after Brexit. Launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the call for evidence will also look at higher welfare standards for live animal movements. Henry Smith MP, Patron of Conservative Animal [...]

Government confirms UK ban on ivory sales. 3 April 2018

              MEDIA RELEASE: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on the UK Ivory Sales ban and commitment to protect the elephant population. Patron Sir Roger Gale MP said: “This is a very significant step towards helping to save a magnificent, proud and endangered species. Conservative Animal Welfare [...]

Green Brexit London Conference, County Hall, Westminster March 15

Green Brexit conference, County Hall, Westminster   On 15th March our Co- Founder attended the Prosperity UK London Conference at County Hall in Westminster which brought together farmers, environmental campaigners, conservationists, agri-tech entrepreneurs, research scientists and green investors to discuss the proposition that Green Brexit represents a new era for farming, fishing and the [...]

International Women’s Day: We celebrate women campaigners who work to advance animal welfare , 8 March 2018

International Women's Day: We celebrate women campaigners who work to advance animal welfare International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 has its roots in the Suffragette movement. The original aim of IWD was to achieve gender equality for women. The Suffragettes created much needed change in society and secured the right for women to vote. [...]

Sir David Amess MP talks on the advance of animal welfare on the BBC Daily Politics Show, 22 February 2018

The Daily Politics Show featured Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron Sir David Amess MP and Luke Pollard MP of Labour's Shadow Environment team on animal welfare on the 22 February 2018: 'With the two largest political parties upping their game on appealing to pet lovers, those who vote could be swung by animal rights politics. [...]

UK Government to ban wild animal circuses by 2020, 27 February 2018

UK Government to ban wild animal circuses by 2020 Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulates the UK Government on committing to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England by January 2020. The announcement was made in a ‘Post Implementation Review’ of the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations [...]

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: 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 [...]

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