September 2018

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”

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 2018

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 [...]

July 2018

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 [...]

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