Legislation, Policy & Bills

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Responds to Queen’s Speech 2022

CAWF is pleased to welcome the Government’s decision to carry over the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill into the next parliamentary session. This flagship Bill which forms an important part of the Action Plan for Animal Welfare will crucially ban live exports for fattening and slaughter and a number of other measures to protect our farmed animals, pets, and wild animals.

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Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill Report Stage

The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] was introduced in the House of Lords on 13 May 2021. We ask MPs to support the important Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill in its final parliamentary stages.

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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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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.

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Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The Government has published more details regarding their action plan for animal welfare asserting that it will revolutionise the treatment of animals in the UK.