Labelling for Animal Welfare in the UK

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation’s new report, ‘Labelling for Animal Welfare in the UK’, which makes the case for mandatory animal welfare labelling to be implemented in the UK.

The £2 billion NHS windfall: Why meat reduction matters

This report published by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation on 27th January 2024 aims to educate both policymakers and the public alike on the personal and societal benefits to eating even a fraction less meat. In this way we hope individuals can be free to make informed choices about their diets.

CAWF Pet Abduction Bill briefing

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation briefing on Patron Anna Firth MP’s Private Members Bill, the Pet Abduction Bill.

Why Manifestos Matter

At the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, we believe strongly in our manifesto proposals. Our years of experience in this area and our professional expert networks help us shape our policy asks. We know that animals matter to voters (our recent polling showed that two thirds, 64%, would feel more positively about a political party if they included a strong commitment to animal protection), we now call on the Conservative Party to show that animals do really matter to them too by including our asks in their General Election Manifesto.

Factory Farming: The Reality for Local Communities

This resource by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is designed to educate policymakers, local councils, and the public at large about the dangers of factory farming and why they should oppose their developments.

Farm Animal Welfare in the UK: What Does the British Public Want?

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation report by Dr Steven McCulloch documenting 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.

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation 2024 Manifesto: Leading the Way for Animals

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation 2024 Manifesto sets out its key policy recommendations for the Conservative Party to adopt in their 2024 General Election Manifesto. The Manifesto includes exclusive polling commissioned by Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and carried out by Opinium in June 2023. The polling shows strong public support for political parties who legislate to enhance the lives of animals, and the extent to which the public values animal welfare as a consideration when casting their vote.

Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation – A little bit about us

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is an independent organisation which
seeks to advance farm animal welfare and the lives of animals in the UK and around the
world. Our small but impactful team is made up of leading experts in the field of animal
welfare, research, politics and public affairs

Banning Farrowing Crates – Transitioning to free farrowing to meet the welfare needs of pigs

Farrowing crates cause the greatest degree of confinement of farmed animals of any system
in the UK and European Union. The crate measures approximately 198cm x 60cm x 60cm
with a footfall (area) of 1.23m².1 This means that the sow is able to stand up and lie down,
but is unable to turn around or move freely to explore her environment. In the UK, 60% of
breeding sows are kept in crates, meaning over 200,000 sows are confined in this way

Cleaner Fish

Lumpfish and wrasse species are remarkable animals with unique personalities and the ability for tool use. They even show some evidence of self-awareness. Relying on their
natural (yet, opportunistic) ‘cleaning’ behaviour, the aquaculture industry uses millions of them (about 15 million produced in Scotland in 2020) to eat sea lice from farmed salmon. The industry refers to them as ‘cleaner fish’, hiding their rights as individual sentient beings.

CAWF – The Case for Ending Beak Trimming

Feather pecking and cannibalism constitute the greatest economic and welfare pressures to poultry production today. The current response to this ongoing issue is beak trimming.

CAWF: Fish Sentience Briefing

“There is as much evidence that fish feel pain and suffer as there is for birds and mammals”

– Victoria Braithwaite, Author of “Do Fish Feel Pain?”

CAWF: Fish Welfare Report

The UK was one of the first countries to enact animal welfare legislation, however, fish have typically been left out of this progress.

CAWF: Ending Live Animal Exports

We recommend a complete ban on live animal exports. This would ensure they are slaughtered & raised according to UK’s welfare standards.

The Economics of Biodiversity

The review shows by bringing economics and ecology together, we can help save the natural world at what may be the last minute.