To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise
the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.
| About APGAW
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare brings MPs and Lords together to undertake evidence based inquiries to produce policy that provides solutions to welfare issues.
The APGAW is formed of an Advisory Body which includes the cross-party politicians alongside animal welfare experts. The Board sets the work agenda each year and reviews it at the end of the year. In-between that time members of the Group carry out inquiries into the chosen topics bringing in wider APGAW membership which includes NGOs, vets, industry and academics. The inquiries take the form of roundtables with witnesses attending to answer questions and written evidence is sought too. The sessions are usually closed but individuals with an interest are often welcomed and minutes are taken.
APGAW is always open to receiving input and welcomes suggestions for work streams and meeting topics. The Group also holds drop in surgery sessions for its members to discuss areas of particular concern or animal welfare campaigns for which they need support. APGAW holds receptions in Parliament to raise the profile of campaigns and work on behalf of its members.
Outside of formal events, APGAW officers raise animal welfare in the House of Commons and House of Lords through Parliamentary Questions, debates, meetings with Ministers and Select Committees
| News from APGAW
APGAW has ceased to exist during the dissolution of Parliament and the General Election period. Parliamentary rules mean that APPGs cannot use social media or send out formal communication. Once the newly elected MPs return a meeting will be held to appoint new...read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) has finished its oral evidence sessions on abattoir provision in the U.K. The interest in this inquiry has been extensive and the next stage is drafting a report with a set of key recommendations for the...read more
NB: This is not the APGAW annual workplan. It is an overview of issues which APGAW has worked on and keeps on its rolling agenda of issues to watch for Government progression. All issues listed below are those that has had some form of Government action. ...read more
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