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Contact candidates to speak out for farm animals

General Election 2017 It is important that people contact their candidates and ask them to support measures to advance farm animal welfare and that EU animal welfare legislation remains in place to protect farm animals post Brexit. The General Election takes place very soon and the public has a unique opportunity to ask candidates [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the Conservative manifesto pledge for mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses and steps to control live animal exports

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the Conservative manifesto pledge for mandatory CCTV recording in all slaughterhouses. Co Founder, Lorraine Platt commented: 'Our Patrons Lady Suzy Gale, Sir Roger Gale, Sir David Amess, Dominic Raab and Henry Smith have all spoken on the need for mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in parliamentary debates on farm [...]

A blueprint for agricultural land use, food production and animal welfare in the UK

A blueprint for agricultural land use and food production in the UK April, 2017 Farmwel was founded by ffinlo Costain, the former general secretary of the National Farmers' Union on the Isle of Man. Read more about Farmwel on this link: http://www.farmwel.org.uk Farmwel is working to generate momentum towards sustainable and accountable mainstream agriculture and aquaculture, [...]

Thousands of farm animals suffering cruelty and neglect before being slaughtered. Numerous animals were slaughtered while heavily pregnant, Daily Record, 18th April

  'Thousands of farm animals suffering cruelty and neglect before being slaughtered Numerous animals were slaughtered while heavily ­pregnant or had to be repeatedly stunned before they were killed.' ROB EDWARDS ANDREW WASLEY 07:00, 18 APR 2017 Thousands of farm animals have suffered in more than 700 serious breaches of welfare rules in Scotland [...]

Meeting with UNISON representing Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors , April 2017

We had a meeting at the kind invitation of Paul Bell, the UNISON National officer representing hundreds of members working as Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors in slaughterhouses on the 18th April. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation supports the members on their stance for Meat Inspectors to remain independent and supports mandatory CCTV in [...]

Lords investigate implications of Brexit for farm animal welfare, 5 April 2016

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation attended the round table discussion event held by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub- Committee on the implications of Brexit on farm animal welfare. The round table consisted of industry leaders, academics and animal welfare orgsnisations- the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming. The participants included: Minette [...]

Dominic Raab MP is a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Dominic Raab MP is a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.( CAWF) The Esher & Walton MP joins Sir Roger Gale MP, Lady Suzy Gale, Henry Smith MP and Sir David Amess as Patrons of the organisation. Lorraine Platt, Co-Founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, commented: “We are delighted and honoured that [...]

EU urged to improve lives of 340 million rabbits raised for food- 98% are raised in battery cages, 14th March

Photo from Compassion in World Farming https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=51039 EU urged to improve lives of 340 million rabbits raised for food. MEPs, including Conservative MEPs Jacqueline Foster, Judy Girling and Anthea McIntyre support a report calling for minimum standards and improved conditions for  farmed rabbits. Millions of rabbits are slaughtered for meat every year in the [...]

Sir Roger Gale MP talks on preventing the import of goods produced under circumstances not permitted in the UK to Farming Minister, 2nd March

Sir Roger Gale, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron asked a question to Farming Minister on the Domestic Food Market in the main chamber of the House of Commons on 2nd March: "Does my hon. Friend share the view expressed by the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation that leaving the EU can both help farmers increase their [...]

Charities set out a 10-point plan to protect animal welfare during Brexit, House of Lords, 28th February

A 10-point plan to protect animal welfare was unveiled by a group of animal charities on the 28th February at a reception in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Parminter. The plan, drawn up by charities including the RSPCA, Compassion in World Farming, Onekind, the Donkey Sanctuary, Animal Defenders International, Cats Protection, WAP, [...]

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