UK Search & Rescue Dogs 

APGAW are very proud that the UK Search & Rescue Dogs (UKSAR) are members of the Group as they do fantastic work across the world. It is important that politicians and the general public realise just how important and beneficial animals,... read more
Posted by Apgaw Monday, July 27, 2015 6:01:00 PM

New Officers Elected to APGAW 

At APGAW's AGM on 22nd June 2014, new Officers from the House of Commons and the House of Lords were elected as follows: Co-Chairmen: Henry Smith MP (Conservative) & Rebecca Pows MP (Conservative) Vice-Chairman: Jim Fitzpatrick MP... read more
Posted by Apgaw Thursday, July 2, 2015 5:48:00 PM

The Control of Horses Act Soon To Be Implemented 

The Control of Horses Act was passed just before the end of the last Parliament. It will come into force on the 26th May 2015 which is only two weeks away. Therefore, APGAW has produced a short briefing on what it will do and how it will work. You... read more
Posted by Apgaw Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:27:00 PM

APGAW Membership Opens 

APGAW is re-doing its Associate membership for the new Government term and it asking those who want to join to apply during the next two weeks for consideration of membership. There are different levels for membership ranging from individual,... read more
Posted by Apgaw Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:17:00 PM

Prorogation of Parliament 

Prorogation marks the end of a parliamentary session and is the formal name given to the period between the end of a session of Parliament and the State Opening of Parliament that begins the next session. During this time, the All Party... read more
Posted by Apgaw Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:38:00 PM

Next Meeting: Enforcement of Animal Welfare Legislation 

The first APGAW meeting of 2015 will be on the 20th January and is entitled Enforcement of Animal Welfare Legislation: How Does It Work & Is It Effective? Speakers include Inspector Patrick O'Hara (Metropolitan Police Status Dogs Unit), Mark... read more
Posted by Apgaw Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:45:00 PM

Dog Strategy 2015 Published Today 

The Dog Strategy compiled by the APGAW sub-group has been published today. It can be read here. The strategy is an overview document setting out the key problems under the headings of Dog Control, Dog Breeding, Dealing & Trading, Dog... read more
Posted by Apgaw Sunday, November 2, 2014 4:24:00 PM

Next APGAW Meeting  

The next APGAW meeting will be 28th October 1700hrs in the House of Commons. We will inviting pet retailers to come and speak about the future of pet shops, their role in improving animal welfare alongside educating the public on caring for their... read more
Posted by Apgaw Monday, September 29, 2014 8:58:00 PM

APGAW vice-chairman fights for circus ban 

Last week Jim Fitzpatrick MP, proposed a bill to enact a change in the law to ban wild animals in circuses after the government failed to act on a promise of a new law before the 2015 general election.The coalition partners included in their... read more
Posted by Apgaw Monday, August 18, 2014 1:53:00 PM

Dog Advisory Council Letter to Cabinet Office on Breeding Regs 

Professor Sheila Crispin, Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding, has written to The Cabinet Office regarding the concern at the proposal to deregulate some aspects of control over dog breeding. It is important to... read more
Posted by Apgaw Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:10:00 PM
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