We are delighted that leadership candidate Rishi’s Sunak pledged to champion the Kept Animals Bill and Action Plan For Animal Welfare in response to Lorraine Platt, the co-founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation at an event in Surrey on 30th July.
The Kept Animals Bill will ban live exports for slaughter and fattening, outlaw keeping primates as pets, and aims to curb puppy-smuggling.
It would also create a new criminal offence of pet abduction.
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation sent a hand-signed letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss requesting their support for the Action Plan For Animal Welfare and the Kept Animals Bill which will deliver the Conservative manifesto commitment to end live exports and more.
Lorraine Platt, Co-founder commented:
As a strong voice for animal welfare in the Conservative Party, we are keen to get a sense of the leadership candidate’s approach to animal welfare issues. As such, we welcome Rishi Sunak’s commitment to ensure the Kept Animal’s Bill continues it’s passage to become law in the House of Commons and his support for the groundbreaking Action Plan For Animal Welfare which contains proposals to advance animal welfare both in the UK and abroad.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation has also written to leadership candidates Elizabeth Truss and Rishi Sunak along with 40 other animal welfare organisations calling on them to #ActNowForAnimals. The new UK Prime Minister must uphold the animal welfare proposals in the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare. https://www.hsi.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Letter-Sunak-Truss.pdf