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

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.

Fur Free Britain

On Monday there were two pieces of good animal welfare news:

1) the Government's Ivory Bill passed through the House of Commons unopposed. The Bill will ban the trade in ivory in the UK and introduction strong sanction, such as heavy fines, against anyone breaking the ban

World Enivornment Day

Today, is #WorldEnivornmentDay

2017 was Britain’s greenest year ever and the Conservatives are determined to protect the environment for future generations. These are some ways in which we’re proudly protecting our environment and wildlife.

Introduction of ivory bill boosts fight against elephant poaching

Today, the Government will introduce a Bill to ban ivory sales, as part of our commitment to strengthen protections for animal welfare. Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all that we can to protect them for future generations.

The Blue Belt Charter - #BackTheBlueBelt

I am delighted that in 2016 23 new Marine Conservation Zones were announced, bringing the number in English waters to 50. They cover an area roughly equivalent to the whole of Wales, in addition to 248 other marine protected areas that exist in the UK.