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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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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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Labour’s new animal welfare plan unveiled

Labour has launched radical action on Animal Welfare that would look at introducing a ban on the live export of animals for slaughter, consult landlords on giving tenants the right to keep a pet, strengthen the Hunting Act, enshrine the principal of animal sentience in law, end the badger cull, implement a review of animal …

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Conference Karaoke 2017!


March 11, 2017 Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London WC2H 8EP TIMETABLE 10.15 – 10.30 Tea, coffee biscuits 10.30 – 10.40 opening remarks and welcome 10.40 – 11.05 Commercial shooting – panel discussion with Luke Steele 11.05 – 11.30 Dominic Dyer, Born Free The Ivory Trade and update on badger cull 11.30- 12.00 Nick Palmer (CFI) Labour …

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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 …

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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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Andy Burnham MP Of all the issues confronting a new leader of the Labour Party, and a party seeking to regain the trust of the electorate and govern the country in five years time, animal welfare isn’t at the top of the agenda. But it is an issue that many voters care passionately about, as …

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Labour Party Campaign Report

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The latest edition of LAWS Impact Magazine is now available. Please download here: Impact Magazine April 2013 (PDF) SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015: 11am-4pm (Registration 10.30am)   Light House Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT         The theme for the conference will be the Animal Welfare Campaign and policy, which will play …

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