New polling shows voters “more likely” to vote for candidates who support strengthening the Hunting Act
New polling commissioned by the League Against Cruel Sports has shown that, nationally, almost eight out of 10 British people agree the Hunting Act should be strengthened.
News | Animal Charity (league.org.uk)
New polling shows voters “more likely” to vote for candidates who support strengthening the Hunting Act (league.org.uk)
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes new Prime Minister the Rt Hon. Liz Truss MP – Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation
New PM Liz Truss urged to push ahead with Kept Animals Bill (animaljournal.co.uk)
Please email Liz Truss today and urge her to make three key pledges for animal welfare in her first 12 months as Prime Minister.
Please call on the new Prime Minister to:
Ban live exports for slaughter or fattening
Examine the use of farmed animal cages
Consult on animal welfare labelling of meat and dairy products
If Liz Truss can deliver on these pledges, it will help to give millions of farmed animals a life worth living.
Please take action now. Send a message to the UK’s new Prime Minister calling on her to put animal welfare at the top of her agenda.
Email the new PM today (ciwf.org.uk)
Eustice: Truss won’t enshrine animal welfare in post-Brexit trade deals | The Scottish Farmer
What can we expect from a Liz Truss government?
Under Boris Johnson’s leadership, the government made some important strides in animal welfare that enjoyed enormous popular support. It committed to introducing the Action Plan for Animal Welfare (APAW) which included ground-breaking measures to protect wild and farmed animals; it also promised to protect animal welfare standards in farming post-Brexit and its environmental plan put a focus on redirecting subsidies to pay for public goods including animal welfare.
The Truss government is likely to be less sympathetic to animal welfare issues. As environment secretary, the Prime Minister planned to repeal official guidance on animal welfare standards that would deregulate the farming industry. As Secretary of State for International Trade she prioritised trade deals over animal welfare that will allow imports of meat, produced using farming practices that are illegal in the UK, to be sold to the British consumer.
However, we were pleased that the Prime Minister has committed to pass the long-awaited Kept Animals Bill. The Bill will put an end to the cruel export of live animals for fattening and slaughter and the keeping of primates as pets, among other measures. The new Prime Minister must honour the government’s animal welfare commitments and introduce the Action Plan for Animal Welfare in full. The plan includes several key protections for animals. These are:
- A ban on the domestic sale and advertising of unacceptable wildlife practices abroad, such as elephant rides, where elephants are often subjected to repeated beatings with hooks or sticks to learn to submit.
- A ban on the importation of hunting trophies into the UK.
- A ban on the import and sale of fur and foie gras that would prevent millions of animals being exposed to barbaric ‘production methods.’
Meaningful change for animals must start with honouring the commitments already made by Boris Johnson’s government. 72% of the British public want the Government to pass more laws designed to improve animal welfare and protect animals from cruelty, so our current crises should not be used as an excuse to halt this agenda.
What the new Prime Minister means for animal welfare | World Animal Protection
Dropping promises made last year would be huge let-down for animals and people, says Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation
Liz Truss is set to scrap proposed bans on importing fur and foie gras to the UK, according to a Tory insider, sparking outrage from animal lovers.
The new prime minister will also reportedly ditch a ban on live animal exports in her first weeks in office.
Liz Truss ‘to scrap proposed bans on fur and foie gras imports’ | The Independent
The charity warns that the natural environment is under threat
“NOWHERE will be safe” if the Government goes ahead with plans for investment zones across the UK, a leading charity has warned.
RSPB England, which represents the views of the UK-wide bird charity, issued a scathing response to the proposals – warning that they could “tear up the most fundamental protections our remaining wildlife has”.
As part of his mini-budget, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced plans for the creation of dozens of low-tax, low-regulation investment zones.
‘Nowhere will be safe’: RSPB in scathing warning over Tory ‘attack on nature’ (yahoo.com)
Some Conservative MPs have already submitted letters of no confidence in Liz Truss over fears the new prime minister will ‘crash the economy’, a former cabinet member has said.
The anonymous ex-minister reportedly told Sky News Ms Truss was ‘f*****’ following her disastrous handling of last week’s mini-budget, and suggested a number of Tory MPs were already plotting to bring her down.