London, 5th October 2023
Today (Thursday 5th October) Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) is delighted to announce that Jane Stevenson MP has become a Patron.
Before standing for Parliament in 2019, Jane worked as a freelance classical singer and was also a local councillor in her home city of Wolverhampton. She now serves on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and is a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for Business and Trade.
Jane Stevenson is a champion for animal welfare. In 2021 she introduced the Glue Traps (Offences) Act which will end the use of cruel glue traps. She has also vocally supported CAWF Patron Henry Smith MP’s Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill and several other key campaigns including ending live exports for fattening and slaughter and tackling pet theft. Jane hosted the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation ‘World Animal Day’ Conservative Party Conference Reception in memory of the late Sir David Amess MP in 2022.
Jane Stevenson MP, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron, commented: “I am delighted to join the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation today as a Patron. From ending live exports for fattening and slaughter, to delivering the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill, there remain a number of critical animal welfare measures yet to be delivered. I look forward to working with CAWF to champion these, and other, campaigns in Parliament as we seek to cement the UK’s role as a leader in animal welfare.”
Lorraine Platt, Co-Founder of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Jane Stevenson as a Patron of CAWF. She has a fantastic record championing animals in Parliament, including through the introduction of her Glue Traps (Offences) Act. We are delighted she will be supporting our efforts on key campaigns like ending live exports, ending pig farrowing crates, and more. We look forward to working more closely with her to ensure the animal welfare commitments of the Conservative Party Manifesto are delivered before the next General Election.”
About Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF)
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 impact upon animal welfare, the environment and people’s health. We want to highlight the action people can take to help advance farm animal welfare.
Animal welfare is an increasing concern amongst the public, who frequently look to Government to take the lead in both maintaining and improving standards.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation believes it is 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.
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