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 [...]

Patron, Sir Roger Gale MP calls for CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Westminster Hall Debate, 29th November

On Tuesday 29th November, the issue of CCTV in equine slaughterhouses was debated in Westminster Hall led by Liz Saville Roberts MP and chaired by Anne Main MP. Over 20 MP’s attended the debate to discuss the issue with cross party support. Liz Saville Roberts MP raised the many benefits of installing CCTV in [...]

We introduce our campaign to the Prime Minister, November 2016

Our Co-Founder Lorraine Platt was delighted to introduce the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation to the Prime Minister at the Esher & Walton Conservative Association Dinner at which Theresa May was the guest of honour. Lorraine Platt said "We were delighted to introduce our new campaign to the Prime Minister. We look forward to helping [...]

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 [...]

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