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Wildlife rescue centres and veterinary clinics call on MPs to reject new EU rules which will sound the death warrant for many of the UK’s best loved animals

Press release:  wildlife rescue centres and veterinary clinics call on MPs to reject new EU rules which will sound the death warrant for many of the UK's best loved animals EU Regulation 1143/2014 the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 will come into force on 28 March 2019, a day before the [...]

Cottontails Campaign to end the use of rabbit hutches and cages

A HUTCH IS NOT A HOME Lulu James, Director of COTTONTAILS, a non-profit rabbit welfare organisation, met Chris and Lorraine Platt, founders of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, at Portcullis House on 18 December. “COTTONTAILS is campaigning to end the use of rabbit hutches and cages,” explained Lulu. “Most rabbits spend their whole lives [...]

Happy New Year from Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at Conservative Animal Welfare's campaigns and events to help advance animal welfare in 2018. It has been a busy year in Westminster. We started off the new year with a joint parliamentary event in January with Compassion in World Farming and the [...]

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 [...]

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