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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Applauds Introduction of Pivotal Animal Welfare Bills

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) welcomes the introduction of three animal welfare bills in the Parliament: The Animal Welfare (Import of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) Bill, spomsored by Selaine Saxby MP, the Pet Abduction Bill, sponsored by Anna Firth MP (CAWF Patron), and the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill, sponsored by John Spellar MP. .

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The Conservatives must show they are serious about animal welfare in the upcoming King’s Speech

The British public care deeply about animal welfare. This was the case in 2019 when the Conservatives received their largest share of the vote for forty years, and it remains true today. Recent polling commissioned by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation over the summer found two thirds of voters would feel more positively about a political party if they included a strong commitment to animal protection. In the run up to the next General Election, this is more important than ever.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Co-Founder Chris Platt speaks on panel at the Reducetarian Summit 2023 in Denver, Colorado

On Saturday (28th October) Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) Co-Founder Chris Platt spoke on a panel at the 2023 Reducetarian Summit in Denver, Colorado. The Summit, with more than 600 delegates, is taking place over three days in Denver at The Westin Denver Downtown featuring more than 100 speakers and a full expo showcasing plant-based food.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation joins leading charities and NGOs to call for provisions of the Kept Animals Bill to be delivered

Yesterday (Wednesday 18th October) – Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) was pleased to join a coalition of leading charities and NGOs including Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), Humane Society International UK (HSI/UK) and RSPCA for a joint parliamentary reception hosted by former Secretary of State for Defra George Eustice MP.

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Mind The Gap: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation launches landmark report revealing the vast majority of modern British farming is out of sync with public demand for high animal welfare standards

Today (Monday 24th July 2023) Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has launched a landmark report ‘Farm Animal Welfare in the UK: What Does the British Public Want?’ which reveals 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.

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Opposition Day Debate calls for return of the Kept Animals Bill

Today (Wednesday 21st June) an Opposition Day Debate has taken place in the House of Commons, which called for the return of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill. This was organised following a statement by the Minister for Farming and Rural Affairs the Rt Hon. Mark Spencer MP on 25th May which confirmed the Government has made the decision to discontinue the passage of the Bill.

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The Shark Fins Bill Passes its Third Reading

The Shark Fins Bill  successfully completed its passage through the House of Lords today led by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and supported by cross party Peers.