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 works in a strategic manner by raising animal welfare issues with Parliamentarians, engaging key experts and devising solutions which we see through to implementation. Over the past 2 years we have worked on livestock worrying and are currently seeing updated...read more
APGAW is pleased to announce the launch of the first Good Practice Code for Rabbit Welfare to mark the start of Rabbit Awareness Week 2021. For a long time we have been aware that as one of the most owned pets in the UK, rabbits often suffer from some welfare issues...read more
Small Abattoirs In 2020 APGAW published its report on small abattoirs which we believe can support the Government's objective to reduce live transport. We started 2021 by launching the Small Abattoir Sector Group (ASG) with the core members including Rare Breed...read more
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