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
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
If you would like to see what APGAW has been doing over the last year you can read our newsletter here If you have any questions on this work please do contact the secretariat.read more
APGAW has released a report following an inquiry looking into the provision of abattoirs after concerns were raised that large numbers of small abattoirs had closed taking away options for slaughter for small scale farmers and forcing them to use large processing...read more
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