January 2019

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the enforcement notice on misleading ‘Faux Fur’ claims from the UK’s Advertisement Regulator to clothing retailers

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the enforcement notice on misleading ‘Faux Fur’ claims from the UK’s Advertisement Regulator to clothing retailers Clothing retailers have been informed to take immediate action to ensure items they advertise as containing fake fur are not made from real fur. Patron Sir Roger Gale MP comments: “We welcome this [...]

Scots calves in barbaric conditions. Scottish calves travel hundreds of miles to Ramsgate in trucks before shipped abroad for fattening and slaughter. Scottish ministers have been urged to ban the “barbaric” export of unweaned calves-the Times, January 2019

  Scottish calves travel hundreds of miles to Ramsgate in trucks before shipped abroad for fattening and slaughter  Scottish ministers have been urged to ban the “barbaric” export of unweaned calves after it was confirmed that at least one shipment breached animal welfare laws. UK government officials said the transport of more than 200 [...]

Join the No Whaling March, Saturday 26 January 12pm, London

We are deeply concerned to hear of Japan.s decision. Japan have announced that they will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling. The country’s fleet will resume commercial operations in July 2019. This could result in many species of whales becoming under threat. Join the march in Cavendish Square London [...]

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 [...]

December 2018

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 [...]

October 2018

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 [...]

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