January 2018

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation met with Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Tuesday 23, January 2018 to discuss animal welfare

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Founder Lorraine Platt met with Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Tuesday 23, January to discuss animal welfare. The private one to one meeting follows Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation’s parliamentary joint event with the Conservative Environment Network the month before, at which the Secretary of State delivered a speech on animal [...]

Parliament to debate in February the banning of live animal exports for slaughter

Parliament to debate in February the banning of live exports for slaughter Parliament is to discuss banning live exports for slaughter in February, after a petition created by Janet Darlison of the Stop Live Exports Petition Team comprised of fellow members of Selina Scott, Rod Gilchrist, Laurence Tarlo, Dr Nick Palmer of Compassion in [...]

Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan, January 2018

Today the government has published its 25 Year Environment Plan     A pledge to eliminate avoidable waste, introduce new safeguards for wildlife and connect more children with nature are among the ambitious plans for a greener future outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May and Environment Secretary Michael Gove today. In a major speech today, the Prime [...]

Michael Gove sets out his vision on the future of our farming industry at the Oxford Farming Conference 2018

Farming for the next generation   The age of acceleration For anyone wondering what the focus of this year’s Oxford Farming Conference might be, it was The Archers provided an answer just before Christmas. Brian Aldridge asked his step-son, Adam, whether he might be attending the conference. Adam replied wearily. ‘I think I’ll give [...]

December 2017

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Christmas News Letter

 Newsletter link: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Government proposals on puppy welfare, 22nd December

  Government proposals on puppy welfare The Government is developing proposals to crack down on puppies being reared in unhealthy circumstances by unscrupulous breeders who have a total disregard for their welfare.   Plans under consideration include: Ensuring that licensed dog breeders must show puppies alongside their mother before a sale is made. Tightening [...]

We are delighted to announce Carrie Symonds, Director of Communications for the Conservative Party, as our new Patron

We are delighted to announce Carrie Symonds as our new Patron. Carrie Symonds is Director of Communications for the Conservative Party. She has worked for the party and in government for over 6 years. She worked as special adviser for Sajid Javid at the Department of Communities and Local Government and was also special [...]

Sir Roger Gale MP: Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law, in the Times, 13 December

  Cruelty to animals deserves to be met by full force of the law The environment secretary, Michael Gove has made a clear commitment to ensure that the principle of animal sentience is reflected in our laws and that this government will be a world leader in animal welfare protections. That commitment is in [...]

Zac Goldsmith MP leads debate on Animal Welfare, House of Commons, 12 December

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron Zac Goldsmith MP right after his excellent debate   Zac Goldsmith MP led a great  Westminster Hall debate on an important list of animal welfare issues-to end live  animal exports, end cages for hens, pig farrowing crates, reduce farm antibiotics, ban wild animals in circuses, spoke against badger cull, [...]

Michael Gove set to publish new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law

The Secretary of State for the Environment , Michael Gove, publishes a draft Bill to Strengthen Animal Welfare   Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the announcement today of the new Bill which ensures sentences for animal cruelty are increased for up to 5 years and that animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. The draft [...]

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