London, 21st September 2022
Today (Wednesday 21st September) the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has announced that the Rt Hon. Dominic Raab MP will return as a Patron.
Dominic Raab was a founding Patron of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation but stepped back from this role when appointed to the cabinet. He has since supported CAWF’s work at events, including its World Animal Day reception in Manchester at Conservative Party Conference in 2021.
Dominic Raab has held top ministerial cabinet positions over the last two years, having been Foreign Secretary, Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. He also held the position of Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union between 2018 and 2019.
Above: Dominic Raab MP pictured at CAWF’s 2021 World Animal Day reception at Conservative Party Conference
Rt Hon. Dominic Raab MP, Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Patron, commented: “I am delighted to return to my role as Patron for the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and support their work from the backbenches to champion the advancement of animal welfare in the UK.
“There has been much progress over the last two years, but it is clear there is still more to do if the UK is to secure its place as a world leader in animal welfare. From banning live exports for fattening and slaughter, to ending hunting trophy imports, we must ensure that critical legislation promised in the Conservative Party Manifesto is delivered.”
Lorraine Platt, Co-Founder of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Dominic Raab as a returning Patron to CAWF. Having supported our founding six years ago, he has played a critical part in CAWF’s development as the leading voice for animal welfare in the Conservative Party. With his return to the backbenches, we are delighted he will be able to play a more active role in advocating for farmed animal welfare in Parliament.”
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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