Category: Articles

Jul 13

New report shows devastating impact of commercial pheasant and partridge shoots

Read and download our new report here For immediate release A NEW SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF COMMERCIAL PHEASANT AND PARTRIDGE SHOOTS REVEALS THEIR DEVASTATING IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY IN THE UK. Labour Animal Welfare Society (LAWS), which commissioned the report is calling for pheasant and partridge shooting to be banned. The new report reveals …

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Feb 17

Labour Leadership Elections 2020: statements on animal welfare from candidates

It has become a tradition for LAWS to approach candidates in Labour’s Leader and Deputy Leader elections, asking them to provide a statement giving their views on animal welfare issues. Their views are important because animal welfare is important, but also because a significant number of electors (and Labour members) believe these issues are important …

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Aug 28

Labour launches Animal Welfare Manifesto

Following public consultation, Shadow Secretary for DEFRA, Sue Hayman, will today unveil the party’s 50-point Animal Welfare Manifesto for government. Labour will announce radical action to strengthen animal welfare law, promote the highest level of care for domestic animals, improve welfare for animals used in sport and research and increase efforts to protect wild and …

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Feb 04

LAWS Day Conference – Saturday 16 March 2019

Save the date. This year’s LAWS Day Conference will take place on Saturday, 16 March in London at the Bloomsbury Baptist Church (conference room), 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EP. The event will run from 10 am to approximately 4 pm. Please let us know if you will be attending. There is a fee of £10 …

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Sep 13

Template CLP motion on Labour’s Animal Welfare Plan

Raising animal welfare issues at your local constituency and branch party meetings is a great way to keep animal issues on the political agenda. it can also help Below is a template motion to be used to raise awareness  in your local party about animal welfare issues and facilitate discussion on this often overlooked issue: …

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May 09

Stop the mountain hare killings: where does Scottish Labour stand?

The mountain hare is native to the Scottish Highlands. In their white winter coats, bounding over the snow, they are an iconic image of the ‘untameable’ wild Scotland that we all love. Yet this beautiful animal is routinely shot – even in the Cairngorms National Park – by hunting parties out for the thrill, and …

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Apr 09

Have Your Say: Labour’s Animal Welfare Consultation

  Recently, Labour launched a 50-point animal welfare plan, detailing the policies the party would seek to implement if and when it forms a government.    Labour has always been the party that has taken the lead in animal welfare and animal rights issues are important to Labour supporters.  So we wanted to remind you …

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Dec 06


A few months ago, Jeremy Corbyn and the then Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA, Kerry McCarthy, commissioned Nick Palmer, former Labour MP for Broxtowe, and Michelle Thew, former PPC for Bexhill and Battle and CEO of Cruelty Free International, to prepare a substantial animal welfare package. After wide consultation with interested organisations, the package …

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Nov 28

Compassionate Conservatives?

1) The Council is responsible for licensing all zoos in its area under the provisions of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. The Act requires regular formal inspection of zoos by a team, including three external inspectors, one being directly appointed by the local authority and two from the Secretary of State’s list of persons deemed …

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