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

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.

Plastic whale outside Parliament!

Today I signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue – a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption.

Yellowhammer species champion

I was delighted to be appointed Yellowhammer species champion by RSPB. My new role involves working with local residents, in particular our farming community, to see what we can do to help increase number of Yellowhammers around the South Downs.

Animal Welfare Bill: Animal Sentience

I am delighted with the work Conservatives in government are doing to improve animal welfare. We are going FURTHER than EU law on animal welfare.