Monthly Archive: February 2017

Important News!

The Government e-petition on Ivory started by LAWS Executive member Ellen Cobb who is also a member of the Labour Animal Rights Group reached over 100,000 signatures at the start of February and in turn was debated in Parliament on Monday 6th February with Mary Glindon MP speaking from Labour’s Shadow DeFRA team.

The Government Minister acknowledged Ellen’s efforts as part of the Government statement where it was said “We last debated this matter in Westminster Hall on 8 December 2016 and since then a further 30,000 people have signed this petition created by Ellen Cobb and chosen for debate by the Petitions Committee.”

LAWS Day Conference – Saturday 11th March 2017

The Labour Animal Welfare Society will hold its annual Day Conference on Saturday 11th March 2017. The provisional agenda will include speakers on a range of subjects including how Brexit will affect the animal welfare agenda, CCTV in slaughterhouses, the ivory trade, shooting and the strengthening of animal welfare legislation.

The conference will be held in London at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP, a vegan buffet lunch will be provided and tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. To secure your place at the conference please complete the booking booking form.