Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation deeply concerned over recommendations to remove vital protections on the handling of chickens and turkeys

Today (Wednesday 28th February) Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has expressed concern following the publication of a new report by the Animal Welfare Committee which recommends the law is changed in England and Wales to allow chickens and turkeys weighing less than 10kg to be lifted by two legs.

End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

Ten years on from talk of a ban, new report on debeaking shows millions of day-old chicks still debeaked each year in UK.

The report, ‘The Case for Ending Beak Trimming’, outlines what beak trimming entails and how it is currently justified, the economic implications of its use, and ultimately why we must move away from this painful practice. Beak trimming is widely employed across the egg industry; this amounts to tens of millions of hens in the UK who suffer this practice.

End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

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.

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

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.