September 2016

Our article on Conhome, 29th August 2016: Animals Are Not Freight

    The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation was established in 2016 to raise awareness on the lives of billions of animals reared on intensive farms around the world and how this impacts upon animal welfare, the environment and people’s health. We want to highlight the action people can take to help advance farm animal [...]

August 2016

Shocking scenes of neglect at UK farm that supplies meat to British supermarkets- The Daily Star, 7th August 2016

This article was published in the  Daily Star newspaper on the 7th August 2016   http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/535883/animal-cruelty-pig-farm-UK-supermarket-supplier-squalid-dirty-video WATCH: Shocking scenes of neglect at UK farm that supplies meat to British supermarkets By Isobel Dickinson and Jimmy Mccluskey, EXCLUSIVE / Published 7th August 2016 PILES of dead pigs lie in a rotting heap at a British farm [...]

July 2016

Global ‘Animals Are Not Freight Day’ of Action, 29th August 2016- Get involved

The Animals Are Not Freight Day of Action takes place on 29th August 2016-  the 20th anniversary of the biggest live export disaster when more than 67,000 sheep died as the ship carrying them burned. Groups all over the world, - including in South Africa, Canada, Australia, Israel and Iraq - have already pledged to take part http://www.notfreight.org LONG DISTANCE SUFFERING Animals are [...]

incoming Junior Vice President of British Veterinary Association talks on importance of Humane Slaughter & CCTV at APGAW 12th July meeting on Farm Animal Welfare

Our Co Founder along with our Patron Sir Roger Gale attended the All Associate Parliamentary Group For Animal Welfare( APGAW) meeting on farm animal welfare in the Commons on 12th July. We asked a question on the non stun slaughter ban in some European countries and how had this been achieved to incoming BVA [...]

June 2016

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Statement on the Referendum result and the Prime Ministers Resignation

Lorraine Platt, Co Founder of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation said:' "Following the Referendum result, there are so many unknowns that it is impossible to say for certain whether animal welfare will fare better inside or outside the EU. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation will encourage the UK to lead initiatives to advance farm animal welfare [...]

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 [...]

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