May 2016

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 25 May 2016 Science & Environment Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests. Scientists say the drugs boost methane production in cowpats - apparently by favouring antibiotic-resistant, methane-producing organisms in the gut. Antibiotics [...]

Dairy report exposes the expansion by stealth of intensive indoor dairy farms

Article from the  World Animal Protection website  Dairy report exposes the expansion by stealth of intensive indoor dairy farms 25 May 2016 Our dairy report published today shows that British consumers are unaware of the stealth introduction of intensive indoor dairy farms. Tactics by developers include increasing farm sizes gradually and ‘retrospectively’ applying for [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation back Craig Mackinlay’s Bill to change the law to allow Councils to ban the practice of live animal exports from ports they own

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation wish Craig Mackinlay MP every success in getting the law changed to allow Councils to ban the controversial practice of live animal exports from ports that they own. We are grateful to Craig for working hard on this issue and hope the Bill receives the support it justly deserves.  Long [...]

April 2016

Letter on animal welfare and the EU signed by MPs, including our Patron-Sir Roger Gale MP in the Guardian, April 2016

Letter on animal welfare and the EU signed by MPs, including our Patron-Sir Roger Gale MP in the Guardian 21st April 2016 It’s important to consider how animal protection would be affected, were the UK to leave the EU. By working with other nations, international issues such as illegal trafficking of wildlife and destruction of [...]

Anne Main MP introduces a Bill calling for better labelling to back British Farmers

Anne Main MP introduced a Private Members Bill into parliament on April 19th calling for better labelling on farm produce to back British farmers. During her speech in parliament, the St Albans MP said that, ‘it is not right or fair that other European countries can dodge animal welfare issues, can hide anonymously behind inadequate [...]

The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2016

On April 6 2016, the annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards paid tribute to people who improve the lives of animals. A glitzy celebration at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, announced the winning candidates across the seven award categories. The awards now in their fifth year, serve to raise the profile of animal welfare around the [...]

Defra confirms U-turn after outcry over move to repeal legislation and put industry in charge of guidance on chicken farming

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes the news that there has been a U-turn on plans to repeal farm animal welfare codes, that were scheduled to come into force later this month. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs released a statement confirming the U-turn, saying the decision was taken “in light of views [...]

March 2016

Dogs – tick-borne diseases – pet passport scheme “flawed”

PRESS RELEASE 22 March, 2016. Dogs – tick-borne diseases - pet passport scheme “flawed”   There is a flaw in the Pet Passport scheme that must be corrected, says Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Sir Roger Gale.  Speaking following receipt of written answers to two parliamentary questions (below) tabled following and outbreak [...]

The Environment Secretary joined by leading women in farming to celebrate International Women’s Day

Leading women farmers from around the country joined the Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss on March 8th to celebrate women’s contributions to British farming. Among those joining the Environment Secretary to mark International Women’s Day were Lynsey Martin, a young beef and sheep farmer and chair of Chair of Agriculture and Rural Issues Steering [...]

Zac Goldsmith brings country to city with farms pledge, March 7th

Zac Goldsmith has pledged to bring the countryside into the city by setting up 100 “pocket farms” in primary schools during his first year in office. The Tory mayoral candidate said he would fund green spaces for children to grow their own food, raise chickens or learn about the great outdoors. He would establish [...]

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