End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

Ten years on from talk of a ban, new report on debeaking shows millions of day-old chicks still debeaked each year in UK.

The report, ‘The Case for Ending Beak Trimming’, outlines what beak trimming entails and how it is currently justified, the economic implications of its use, and ultimately why we must move away from this painful practice. Beak trimming is widely employed across the egg industry; this amounts to tens of millions of hens in the UK who suffer this practice.

Legislation, Policy & Bills

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Responds to Queen’s Speech 2022

CAWF is pleased to welcome the Government’s decision to carry over the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill into the next parliamentary session. This flagship Bill which forms an important part of the Action Plan for Animal Welfare will crucially ban live exports for fattening and slaughter and a number of other measures to protect our farmed animals, pets, and wild animals.

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Our Spring Newsletter

Our spring news letter covers all the latest CAWF news, and our recent success stories, including welfare bills and legislation wins.

Legislation, Policy & Bills

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill Report Stage

The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] was introduced in the House of Lords on 13 May 2021. We ask MPs to support the important Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill in its final parliamentary stages.

End Farrowing Crates

Defra Secretary of State George Eustice announced the next steps in the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes this initiative to advance farm animal health and welfare. Defra is considering the case for introducing reforms, such as the use of farrowing crates for pigs and enriched cages for laying hens.” The Animal Health and Welfare Pathway- It supports farmers to transition to higher welfare practices and systems

End Cages for Egg Laying Birds

Waitrose Supports Ending Cages for Laying Hens

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF), Humane League, and CAWF Patron Henry Smith MP met in the Waitrose Victoria store with UK food company Waitrose to discuss support for ending cages for laying hens in the UK.

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from CAWF

As 2021 draws to a close, a year unlike any other for all of us, we would like to wish you a Happy Festive Season and a joyful, peaceful New Year.

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Co-Founder speaks at animal rights seminar organised by the APPG for the future generations and the APPG for animal welfare

Co-Founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) Lorraine Platt spoke at a seminar organised jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare. The event is the first in a series on the ‘Expanding Moral Circle’, focused on whether rights should be afforded to other groups such as animals, robots, and future generations.

Caged Pigs
Plant Based Diet


Today (1st November), as world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, over 100 NGOs and prominent figures have joined forces to call on national governments to address the impact of food and animal agriculture to avert a climate catastrophe.

Legislation, Policy & Bills

Second Reading of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, opened the Second Reading of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill by noting that the UK was the first country in the world to pass legislation to protect animals as long ago as the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822.