November 2017

Environment Secretary confirms sentience of animals will continue to be recognised and protections strengthened when we leave the EU

Michael Gove has set out the government's position on animal sentience after we leave the EU in a Written Ministerial Statement- 23rd November 2017 The sentience of animals will continue to be recognised and protections strengthened when we leave the EU, Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed today. Mr Gove made a Written Ministerial Statement today. The full [...]

The Government has announced that mandatory CCTV will be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England next year in 2018

The Government has announced that mandatory CCTV will be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England next year in 2018,following a highly positive response to the proposal from vets, industry, welfare groups and the public. Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation patron Henry Smith MP commented: “I’ve long-held the view that we need CCTV in slaughterhouses to [...]

Patron, Sir Roger Gale MP’s statement on sentient animals

Statement : Sentient animals "I have devoted a considerable part of my parliamentary career to animal welfare - I resigned from a junior Government post over foxhunting - and I continue to do so. I believe that the undertakings given by the Minister of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, who is himself a passionate [...]

Our Co- Founders believe that the legal recognition of animals as sentient beings must be incorporated into UK law when leaving the EU

The Co- Founders of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation believe that the legal recognition of animals as sentient beings must be incorporated into UK law when leaving the EU. Lorraine Platt, Co- Founder said: “The recognition of animals as sentient beings is one of the cornerstones of EU law on animal welfare. A failure to [...]

Our October newsletter

Plans to ban the UK’s ivory trade announced The October newsletter can be read here in original format or in plain text below:  http://mailchi.mp/c5ee4c88d87b/conservative-animal-welfare-autumn-newsletter Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation are delighted with the recent announcement from the Environment Secretary Michael Gove on plans to ban UK ivory sales. The UK is one of the world’s largest [...]

October 2017

Welcoming our new Patron, Zac Goldsmith MP

Welcoming our new Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron, Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park & North Kingston Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation are pleased to announce and offer a very warm welcome to our new Patron, Zac Goldsmith MP Zac Goldsmith joins Sir Roger Gale MP, Lady Suzy Gale, Sir David Amess MP and Henry [...]

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes Theresa Villiers MP Bill to ban live animal exports for slaughter

Live Animal Exports (Prohibition) 25 October 2017 Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23) 1.00 pm Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet) (Con) I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the export of live farmed animals for slaughter or fattening; and for connected [...]

The Environment and Animal Welfare progress update by Zac Goldsmith MP

Zac Goldsmith MP writes in his most October update: "Since the election, and the appointment of Michael Gove as Environment Secretary, we have seen some real progress on environmental and animal welfare issues. Here is a very brief update: •We have had a commitment that CCTVs will be legally required in all slaughterhouses to [...]

Extinction and Livestock conference conclusion, October 2017

      Media release from the WWF and CIWF Extinction and Livestock Conference, London Current demand for meat is unsustainable and we must all eat less of it to safeguard the future of life on Earth, a landmark conference has heard. As the two-day Extinction & Livestock Conference drew to a close in [...]

Media Release : Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on UK Ivory Trade Ban

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation congratulate the Government on this important step to protect the elephant population Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation has been calling for greater protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade. Conservative MPs, as well as the Chairmen of the Conservative Women's Organisation and Conservative Environment Network joined together [...]

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