This report published by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation on 27th January 2024 aims to educate both policymakers and the public alike on the personal and societal benefits to eating even a fraction less meat. In this way we hope individuals can be free to make informed choices about their diets.
Another year, another COP – yet the question remains: Will industrial animal agriculture and food be swept under the carpet once again?
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation blog ahead of the COP28 Summit, urging delegates in the UAE to commit to immediate global action towards creating sustainable, healthy food systems for the benefit of animals, people and the planet.
At the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, we believe strongly in our manifesto proposals. Our years of experience in this area and our professional expert networks help us shape our policy asks. We know that animals matter to voters (our recent polling showed that two thirds, 64%, would feel more positively about a political party if they included a strong commitment to animal protection), we now call on the Conservative Party to show that animals do really matter to them too by including our asks in their General Election Manifesto.
This resource by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is designed to educate policymakers, local councils, and the public at large about the dangers of factory farming and why they should oppose their developments.
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation report by Dr Steven McCulloch documenting the significant gap between what the British public demands as citizens and consumers, and the realities of what they receive via UK farming industry methods of production and practices.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation 2024 Manifesto sets out its key policy recommendations for the Conservative Party to adopt in their 2024 General Election Manifesto. The Manifesto includes exclusive polling commissioned by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and carried out by Opinium in June 2023. The polling shows strong public support for political parties who legislate to enhance the lives of animals, and the extent to which the public values animal welfare as a consideration when casting their vote.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation commissioned Advocates for Animals law firm
to consider the impact of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (“REUL Bill”) on
farmed animal welfare legislation.
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Head of Research Dr Steven McCulloch has co-authored a paper with John Garratt on wild fish welfare in UK commercial sea fisheries, who has a professional background in the navy and in the civil service.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is an independent organisation which
seeks to advance farm animal welfare and the lives of animals in the UK and around the
world. Our small but impactful team is made up of leading experts in the field of animal
welfare, research, politics and public affairs
After two decades of scientific and government scrutiny, Defra is reviewing the future of elephant-keeping in the
UK. At this juncture, the government is urged to take decisive action.
Farrowing crates cause the greatest degree of confinement of farmed animals of any system
in the UK and European Union. The crate measures approximately 198cm x 60cm x 60cm
with a footfall (area) of 1.23m².1 This means that the sow is able to stand up and lie down,
but is unable to turn around or move freely to explore her environment. In the UK, 60% of
breeding sows are kept in crates, meaning over 200,000 sows are confined in this way
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Briefing Document: The Legal Protection of Farmed Fish vs Terrestrial Farmed Animals:
What are the anomalies and how can they be addressed?
Lumpfish and wrasse species are remarkable animals with unique personalities and the ability for tool use. They even show some evidence of self-awareness. Relying on their
natural (yet, opportunistic) ‘cleaning’ behaviour, the aquaculture industry uses millions of them (about 15 million produced in Scotland in 2020) to eat sea lice from farmed salmon. The industry refers to them as ‘cleaner fish’, hiding their rights as individual sentient beings.
76% of people in the UK believe the welfare of fish should be safeguarded to the same extent as other farmed animals
This report demonstrates how large-scale industrial animal agriculture cannot remain at the current levels in the UK and still meet environmental targets.
This brief by GeneWatch UK highlights many questions regarding the mechanistic underpinnings of DNA repair pathways in the genome editing process, and how this may impact the safety and efficacy of genome-edited organisms.
We discuss the ways in a ban on caged systems for laying hens would impact three major groups: the British public, the hens & producers.
FAWC have identified a number of welfare impacts which animals may experience when they are transported, detailed in this short report to the Government.
Our report details our recommendations for the new trade agreements for agricultural land use and food policy.
Farmwel is working to generate momentum towards sustainable and accountable mainstream agriculture and aquaculture, focussing on the environment, people’s livelihoods, and farm animal welfare.
As the UK has left the EU we are no longer be bound by the EU’s free trade rules, we call for the Government to ban the live export trade for slaughter and fattening which over the years has caused immense suffering to our animals.