Animal welfare & the environment

Action we have taken

Since the General Election, Conservatives in Government have been actively working to improve animal welfare. We have taken action to:

And, as we leave the EU, new opportunities arise to further improve animal welfare:

 

News

Plastics in Rivers

I was very pleased to attend the Greenpeace presentation in Parliament last week which focused on plastics in our rivers. I received a copy of their informative new report “Upstream: Microplastics in UK Rivers”, which you can read here as an attachment below. 

Ending the UK’s contribution to global warming

I welcomed the announcement that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as the Conservative Government introduces a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

COP 26 Climate Change Conference 2020 Petition

Climate change is a serious and pressing concern. I know that many East Worthing and Shoreham residents care deeply about our environment. The UK has a leading role to play in tackling climate change. However, this also needs urgent attention from the Governments of the world.

Conservative Environment Network Event

On Monday I joined calls for strong legislative targets to reduce air pollution in the upcoming 'Environment Bill' - expected to be introduced to Parliament this summer.

Weekly look ahead: 4th March

Another busy week ahead - with debates, meetings and events ranging from sheep-worrying to education funding.

Pledge to stop #PuppySmuggling

Today I’m pledging to help stop #puppysmuggling - I’ve read a worrying report from @dogstrust revealing horrific practices in some Eastern European countries where dogs are treated awfully and then transported hundreds of miles in horrendous conditions to be sold in the UK.

Pledge to back a law to end unsafe pavement parking

I spoke with the charity Guide Dogs at the Conservative Party conference about the challenges pavement parked cars create for blind and partially sighted people, who may have to risk their safety by walking into the road just to get by.

Eco, Young & Engaged (E.Y.E.) Project 2018 - 11th Eco Summit

The 11th Annual Worthing & Adur Eco Summit for the EYE (Eco, Yung & Engaged) project I set up in 2008 was the biggest and best yet with no fewer than 315 pupils from 27 schools enjoying a day at Worthing High School learning about environmental best practice.

Government announces support for Finn’s Law campaign in Parliament

Today, The Environment Secretary has announced support for Finn’s Law, to provide more protection for the brave police service animals who protect us. We are continuing to raise the bar on animal welfare, whether it be for our beloved pets, brave service animals or on farms.