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Waitrose Supports Ending Cages for Laying Hens

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF), Humane League, and CAWF Patron Henry Smith MP met in the Waitrose Victoria store with UK food company Waitrose to discuss support for ending cages for laying hens in the UK.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CAWF

As 2021 draws to a close, a year unlike any other for all of us, we would like to wish you a Happy Festive Season and a joyful, peaceful New Year.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Co-Founder speaks at animal rights seminar organised by the APPG for the future generations and the APPG for animal welfare

Co-Founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) Lorraine Platt spoke at a seminar organised jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare. The event is the first in a series on the ‘Expanding Moral Circle’, focused on whether rights should be afforded to other groups such as animals, robots, and future generations.

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Today (1st November), as world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, over 100 NGOs and prominent figures have joined forces to call on national governments to address the impact of food and animal agriculture to avert a climate catastrophe.

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Second Reading of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, opened the Second Reading of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill by noting that the UK was the first country in the world to pass legislation to protect animals as long ago as the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation remembers our patron Sir David Amess

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is heartbroken and deeply saddened by our Patron Sir David Amess MP passing away. Sir David has been a close, dear friend for many years. We will remember him as one of the kindest, gentlest of family men; never ceasing to show compassion to anyone he met. We echo the beautiful tributes which have been shared in these dark hours following his death.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Hosts Conservative Party Fringe Event to Celebrate World Animal Day

On Monday 4 October the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) celebrated World Animal Day with a fringe reception at The Conservative Party Conference in Manchester ,speakers included The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;

End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

Hen Caging (Prohibition) Bill- Beatrice’s Bill

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron, Henry Smith MP, brought a Ten Minute Rule Bill before the House of Commons to end cages for laying hens. The Bill passed it’s first reading. The second reading will be held on Oct 22nd 2021

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Protecting animals is a Conservative trait, so back the Animal Sentience Bill against the scaremongers – Times Red Box article by CAWF patron Henry Smith MP.

There has never been any question that the Conservative Party believes animals are sentient beings. We have a proud tradition of animal welfare measures. Within weeks of being Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher introduced the Farm Animal Welfare Committee. Since then, Conservative governments have led the way in animal welfare.

End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

CAWF Patron Henry Smith MP announces Bill to End Cages for Laying Hens

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) Patron Henry Smith MP has today (7th September) announced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill on Ending Cages for Laying Hens. The Hen Caging (Prohibition) Bill will have its first reading on 22nd September and if successful will see the UK transition away from enriched cage farming systems for egg laying hens.