Tag Archives: Briefing

Animal Welfare

Collection of reports and Parliamentary briefings concerning UK Animal Welfare issues of political interest

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General reference

July 2016: Horses in Our Hands – Equine Welfare in England and Wales (University of Bristol/World Horse Welfare)

March 2016: UK Public attitudes to Animal Welfare (Eurobarometer report)

November 2016: Animal Welfare in England: Domestic Pets Report (EFRA Committee)
February 2017: Government response to Animal Welfare in England Report

2015: PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report

Non-Stun Slaughter

VPRF Fact File on Non-Stun Slaughter

CCTV in slaughterhouses

August 2017: BVA news report ‘Announcement on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses ‘a huge win for animal welfare’

May 2016: Results of Food Standards Agency 2016 CCTV survey in England and Wales

Wild Animals in Circuses

April 2016: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

Dog Breeding and Sale

VPRF Conformation Related Diseases Fact File

Feb 2017: Review of Animal Establishments Licencing in England and Wales (DEFRA)

Dec 2016: Blue Cross: Unpicking the Knots Report

Microchipping

April 2017: Microchipping where it matters most – One year on (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Penalties for Animal Welfare Offences

March 2017: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

2017: Sentencing for Animal Cruelty in England and Wales (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Exotic Pets/Non-Traditional Companion Animals

January 2017: One Click Away (Blue Cross/Born Free)

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BVA Parliamentary Briefing

Briefing Parliamentarians over afternoon tea

The British Veterinary Association hosted an afternoon tea briefing for parliamentarians on Tuesday 4th November at the Houses of Parliament. The briefing, hosted by honorary associate of the BVA – Angela Smith MP, was well attended and a number of MPs and Peers came along to pick up the BVA Briefing packs and chat to BVA Officers and staff of the BVA.

The popularity of this event is reflected in the high levels of attendance. Animal health and welfare are both important subjects for the British public.  If you are interested in any of the BVA briefs please contact them directly or visit the BVA website

·         MPs who attended: David Amess, Sir Roger Gale, Barry Gardiner, Simon Hart, Julie Hilling, Anne McIntosh, Andrew Miller, Neil Parish, Andrew Rosindell, Andrew Stephenson, Bill Wiggin, Roger Williams, plus Anne Marie Adams (Laurence Robertson’s researcher).

·         Peers who attended: Lord Boswell, Lord Curry, Lord Higgins, Lord Trees (and Hannah Jordan – Parliamentary Veterinary Intern), Lord Wigley.