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P&O Ferries stop transporting calves following BBC investigation- 11 September 2018

P&O stops transporting calves following BBC investigation- BBC Scotland, 11 September 2018                       Three-week-old calves are being transported to Europe.( BBC news article ) A ferry operator has said that it will stop carrying calves to Europe after animal welfare concerns were raised by [...]

Cruel electric shock collars for pets to be banned, 27 August 2018

Cruel electric shock collars for pets to be banneElectronic training collars for dogs and cats to be banned under new legislation.         Published 27 August 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Shock collars to be banned Cruel electronic training collars which [...]

Michael Gove announces a new ban on third party puppy and kitten sales in England, 21 August 2018

Michael Gove has announced a new ban on third party puppy and kitten sales in England. The ban will mean anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten must either deal directly with the breeder or with one of the nation’s many animal rehoming centres. "A ban on third party sales will [...]

EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market, 22 July 2018

EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market 'They are bellowing because they want their mothers’ milk – it’s a haunting sound' Jane Dalton writes in the Independent. July 2018 European Union lawyers are investigating a formal complaint from animal welfare campaigners who claim that hundreds of unweaned calves were [...]

Zac Goldsmith announced as Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference champion ,3 July

  Zac Goldsmith announced as Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference champion ( Zac is also our Patron) Zac Goldsmith MP will play a key role in the preparations for an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade, held in London in October 2018. Foreign & Commonwealth Office On Tuesday 3 July, the government announced that [...]

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed unopposed at its second reading (July 6).

We congratulate Sir Oliver Heald MP, PC Dave Wardell and the Finns Law team The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill passed unopposed at its second reading in Parliament on Friday (July 6). It aims to remove a section of the current law of self-defence often used by those who injure a service animal. The "Finn's [...]

Ross Thomson on his Ten Minute Rule Motion on pet theft, 3 July

  Ross Thomson MP: Rising number of pet thieves across Britain must face real justice We are well known as a nation of pet lovers, so it should come as no surprise to hear that more than 100,000 Britons have signed a petition calling for changes to the law around pet theft. Some of [...]

Irish veal scandal: Two-week-old calves torn from mothers, 18 June 2018

The article below was featured in Extra.ie, 18 June 2018: https://extra.ie/2018/06/18/news/irish-news/veal-scandal-calves-mothers Thousands of baby Irish calves are cruelly shipped to veal farms in the Netherlands every month without proper resting time, a video investigation has exclusively revealed. Many of the calves, aged just two weeks, arrive in the Netherlands exhausted and spend their short lives on [...]

MEPs back plan to end ‘ghost fishing’ -Conservatives in the European Parliament, 20 June

A new plan to protect our seas from 'ghost fishing' has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee today. The vote is a significant boost to Conservative MEP John Flack's campaign to reduce the number of abandoned fishing nets as MEPs begin to debate the European Commission's plastic strategy. Mr Flack believes [...]

Government announces support for Finn’s Law campaign in Parliament, 15 June 2018

Government announces support for Finn’s Law campaign in Parliament   Published 15 June 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Courageous service animals such as police dogs and horses will be offered greater protection under a new law being backed by Government. [...]

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