November 2016

Sir David Amess MP has been appointed a Patron of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, 23rd November

Sir David Amess MP has been appointed a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation. The Southend West MP joins Sir Roger Gale MP, Lady Suzy Gale and Henry Smith MP as Patrons of the organisation. Lorraine Platt, Co-Founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, commented: “We are delighted and honoured that Sir David [...]

‘Live exports…a shameful exploitation of sentient defenceless animals’ – by Farmer’s daughter

  A heartfelt condemnation of long distance live animal exports by a Farmers daughter and why her farming family refused to sell animals for long distance live exports. ' Live exports...a shameful exploitation of sentient defenceless animals.' I am a Conservative Party member and hope to see this stopped. I was brought up in [...]

Two of the world’s largest food services companies, Compass Group USA and Aramark, announced sweeping new welfare improvements for broiler chickens in their supply chains,

'This May Be The Most Sweeping Set Of Animal Protections Ever Announced'   (This article appeared in the Huffington Post) In the realm of animal protection, the chickens that we eat, known as broilers, have been the proverbial elephant in the room. Their numbers are almost inconceivably vast. Roughly 9 billion chickens are slaughtered [...]

Massachusetts voters passed a landmark law to protect farm animals from intensive confinement -November 2016

Massachusetts Voters Pass Historic Animal Protection Law Millions of animals will be spared from suffering. 🐔 🐮 🐷 11/08/2016 11:15 pm ET (Huffington Post)   Massachusetts voters on Tuesday  passed a landmark law to protect farm animals from intensive confinement. The initiative will eventually prohibit farming methods that keep animals severely constrained for virtually [...]

October 2016

Several million drowned chickens and turkeys and several thousand drowned pigs after disastrous hurricane floods.

Factory farming practices are under scrutiny again in N.C. after disastrous hurricane floods (October 2016) NEW BERN, N.C. – A filthy brown sea, a slurry of mud, debris, chemicals and waste, has overtaken miles of rural counties in North Carolina. Against the drab water, the shiny metal roofs of hog houses are impossible to [...]

Zac Goldsmith MP tables an Early Day Motion (number 488) on farm antibiotics

On Tuesday 11th October, Zac Goldsmith MP tabled an Early Day Motion (number 488) on farm antibiotics with the support of five sponsors: former Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman (Con), former Shadow Defra Secretary Kerry McCarthy (Lab), David Warburton (Con), Margaret Ritchie (SDLP), and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas. Unusually the EDM is demanding action [...]

Henry Smith MP has been appointed a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, 19th October

Henry Smith MP has been appointed a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation. The campaign is calling for an end to long distance live animal exports, an end to cages for hens and farrowing crates for pigs, the introduction of method of production labelling on meat and dairy so consumers can make an [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation participates in Defra’s live twitter chat on the Use of antibiotics in farming, 6th October

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation participated in Defra's live twitter conversation on the Use of Antibiotics in Farming on the 6th October. Tackling drug resistance is one of the most critical global challenges we face, which is why Defra has committed to reducing antibiotic use in farming. The live twitter discussion was hosted by Nigel [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Meets Farming Minister, 3rd October

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Meets Farming Minister Lorraine Platt, Co Founder of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation met with Defra Minister George Eustice at the Conservative Party conference to discuss objectives to advance farm animal welfare  on the 3rd October. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, whose patrons are Sir Roger Gale MP and Lady Suzy Gale [...]

Tories join calls for method of production labelling- Farming Online, 30th September

Friday 30 September 2016 Article from Farming UK http://www.farming.co.uk/news/article/12913 The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) - made up of animal loving members of the Conservative Party - is calling on the British Government to introduce method of production labelling for all meat and dairy products. Lorraine Platt, Co-founder of CAWF, will be meeting with Farming [...]

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