October 2016

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:   "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 [...]

September 2016

Vets call for clear animal welfare labels for UK consumers

Vets call for clear animal welfare labels for UK consumers 19 September 2016 To mark British Food Fortnight (17 September - 2 October) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for mandatory method of production food labelling, which could offer post-Brexit UK food producers and farmers a unique selling point by providing consumers with [...]

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore, September 2016

MORE THAN 100 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on board a flight to Singapore. The sheep were part of a flock of 1,700 Irish animals flown into the Asian city to be slaughtered at Monday’s Hari Raya Haji celebration. They were found dead on arrival at the Changi Airport Cargo Terminal early [...]

Back British Farming Day, Westminster, 14th September 2016

Back British Farming Day , Westminster NFU members and staff took farming to the heart of London on Wednesday 14th September, complete with three iconic tractors and a host of British produce. Back British Farming Day urged MPs to wear specially designed British wheat lapel badges to Prime Minister’s Questions and to sign the [...]

Sir Roger Gale MP backs new campaign targeting cruel UK puppy trade

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron Sir Roger Gale MP backs new campaign targeting the cruel UK puppy farm trade North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has lent his support to a new public awareness campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to target the growing problem of the illicit and cruel [...]

Sir David Amess MP : Bringing Compassion To Animal Farming, Politics First magazine September 2016

Compassion in Animal Farming Since first being elected to Parliament in 1983 I have always taken a very close interest in animal welfare matters generally. This is borne out of my own personal love of animals going back to my childhood. Over the years I have been involved in many campaigns to improve the [...]

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