Labour’s Achievements for Animals

Since the General Election in 1997 the Labour Government has

* Since 1997 no great apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) have been used in experiments in the UK

* The Home Office stopped giving licences to test finished cosmetic products in 1998

* Banned fur farming in England and Wales on moral grounds when it passed the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act in 2000

* Made it illegal to hunt wild mammals with dogs in England and Wales when it passed the Hunting Act in 2004

* Passed the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which makes owners and keepers responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of their animals are met.