April 2017

Meeting with UNISON representing Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors , April 2017

We had a meeting at the kind invitation of Paul Bell, the UNISON National officer representing hundreds of members working as Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors in slaughterhouses on the 18th April. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation supports the members on their stance for Meat Inspectors to remain independent and supports mandatory CCTV in [...]

Lords investigate implications of Brexit for farm animal welfare, 5 April 2016

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation attended the round table discussion event held by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub- Committee on the implications of Brexit on farm animal welfare. The round table consisted of industry leaders, academics and animal welfare orgsnisations- the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming. The participants included: Minette [...]

March 2017

Dominic Raab MP is a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Dominic Raab MP is a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.( CAWF) The Esher & Walton MP joins Sir Roger Gale MP, Lady Suzy Gale, Henry Smith MP and Sir David Amess as Patrons of the organisation. Lorraine Platt, Co-Founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, commented: “We are delighted and honoured that [...]

EU urged to improve lives of 340 million rabbits raised for food- 98% are raised in battery cages, 14th March

Photo from Compassion in World Farming https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=51039 EU urged to improve lives of 340 million rabbits raised for food. MEPs, including Conservative MEPs Jacqueline Foster, Judy Girling and Anthea McIntyre support a report calling for minimum standards and improved conditions for  farmed rabbits. Millions of rabbits are slaughtered for meat every year in the [...]

Sir Roger Gale MP talks on preventing the import of goods produced under circumstances not permitted in the UK to Farming Minister, 2nd March

Sir Roger Gale, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron asked a question to Farming Minister on the Domestic Food Market in the main chamber of the House of Commons on 2nd March: "Does my hon. Friend share the view expressed by the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation that leaving the EU can both help farmers increase their [...]

Charities set out a 10-point plan to protect animal welfare during Brexit, House of Lords, 28th February

A 10-point plan to protect animal welfare was unveiled by a group of animal charities on the 28th February at a reception in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Parminter. The plan, drawn up by charities including the RSPCA, Compassion in World Farming, Onekind, the Donkey Sanctuary, Animal Defenders International, Cats Protection, WAP, [...]

February 2017

2nd reading of Kevin Foster MP Bills due on 24th February: Animal Fighting( Sentencing) Bill 2016-17 & Wild Animals in Circuses( Prohibition) Bill 2016-17

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation supports Kevin Foster MP's 'Animal Fighting( Sentencing) Bill 2016-17 which will strengthen the penalties against people who organise dog fighting. We proposed stronger sentencing for animal cruelty in our animal welfare document which we presented to No10 in January this year with our Patron Sir Roger Gale MP. Lorraine Platt, [...]

January 2017

Theresa Villiers MP leads debate on ‘Animal Welfare Standards in Farming After the UK leaves the EU’ 24th January

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation are grateful to Theresa Villiers MP for leading the important Westminster Hall debate which discussed many measures  proposed by MPs to advance farm animal welfare, including an end to long distance live animal exports, CCTV in all slaughterhouses, an end to cages for hens, pig farrowing crates,  the introduction of [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation at No10 on the important implications of Brexit and animal welfare

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation at No10 on the important implications of Brexit and animal welfare. On the same day that Theresa May delivered her landmark speech on Brexit and leaving the EU, Sir Roger Gale MP and Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation visited No10 to present their document for the Prime Minister on the important [...]

December 2016

Henry Smith MP, appointed Deputy Chairman of the APPG on Vegetarianism and Veganism. 6th December

Our Patron Henry Smith has been appointed the Deputy Chairman of the All Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism in the House of Commons. The meeting was attended by MPs, Peers, NGOs and members of the public on the 6th December. The Speakers included Stephen Pugh, head of food labelling team at Defra until [...]

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