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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 [...]

Michael Gove’s Conservative conference speech on the Environment & Animal Welfare, 1 October 2018

"Our island nation has been defined by its relationship with the sea. It has been our doorway to global trade, a treasure house of oil and gas, and the home to teeming stocks of fish. But now our oceans are in danger. Danger from climate change, from chemical residues, from exploitation and indeed from plastic. The equivalent of [...]

Ministers, MPs and MEP Speak at Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation & CEN Reception, Party Conference 1 October 2018

  The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation held a fringe reception' Brexit: Opportunities for Animal Welfare and The Environment'  jointly with CEN at the party’s annual conference in Birmingham on 1 October hosted by Zac Goldsmith MP. Compassion In World Farming sponsored the event. Speakers included Farming Minister George Eustice, Environment Minister Dr Therese Coffey, [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation & CEN Party Conference reception, October 2018

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and Conservative Environment Network will hold a second joint reception' Brexit: Opportunities for Animal Welfare and the Environment' together at the Party Conference on the 1 October at the Hyatt Hotel hosted By Zac Goldsmith MP. Compassion in World farming are sponsoring the fringe event. Speakers include Farming Minister George Eustice [...]

The People’s Walk for Wildlife, 22 September

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation joined the Peoples Walk For Wildlife on 22 September. It rained heavily and there were many umbrellas, yet 10,000 people  turned up and walked through London listening to bird song playing from their mobile phones, led by Chris Packham. The walk comes at a time when our environmental laws, funding and [...]

“Pet labelling is required and needs to be entirely independently and objectively formulated” & Give Snakes Some Room!

This article  By Clifford Warwick was first published in Veterinary Practice on 11 September: https://veterinary-practice.com/article/pet-labelling-is-required-and-needs-to-be-entirely-independently-and-objectively-formulated   The term “exotic” can mean several things. Setting aside “unusual” or “strange”, exotic might be interpreted as something that isn’t where it should be. For most, if not all, exotic pets (ie pet wildlife), that pretty much sums things up. [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation calls for an end to the badger culls

  Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation calls for an end to the badger culls especially during the extremely hot weather heatwave which has raised whole new animal welfare issues. Prior to being shot, badgers are being lured into cages and left for up to twelve hours with no food, water or shade. Henry Smith MP, [...]

Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a Green Brexit, 12 September 2018

Landmark Agriculture Bill to deliver a Green Brexit Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and take back control for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules Published 12 September 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Rural Payments Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England, Animal and [...]

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