Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation
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 welfare.
We are a grassroots-driven movement, whose Founders have organised several animal welfare events with MP Hosts since 2010 in both the House of Commons and at Conservative party conferences in the UK.
You can download our leaflet here to find out more about our team, our Patrons and our work
Why Does it Matter?
Animal welfare is an increasing concern amongst the general public, who frequently look to Government to take the lead in both maintaining and improving standards
We believe it’s highly important that the welfare of farm animals is placed at the forefront of the Governments plan for food and farming along with its focus on productivity, competitiveness and technology.
Each year around 70 billion animals are farmed for meat, milk and eggs worldwide, (2.3 billion in the EU), with about 25,000 slaughtered every minute.
The conditions under which the animals are raised, vary significantly. UK welfare standards are amongst the highest in the world but standards elsewhere may be lower, leading to significant unnecessary pain and suffering for millions of sentient beings.