Influencing Change
Through Politics

To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise
the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.

Influencing Change
Through Politics

To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise the welfare of animals nationally and internationally.

| DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is the Government body responsible for animal health and welfare. Defra’s policy is created by the Ministers appointed by the Prime Minister who each hold different portfolios of responsibility.

The Secretary of State, George Eustice MP, has overall responsibility for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Lord Zac Goldsmith is the Minister with responsibility for animal welfare

Lord Gardiner is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for animal health and biosecurity.

Victoria Prentice M is the Minister responsible for farming including Agriculture Bill, Environmental Land Management, the Common Agricultural Policy and pesticides

Rebecca Pow MP is Under-Secretary of State for domestic natural environment including biodiversity, marine, net gain, wildlife, pollinators

You can contact Defra by writing to: Customer Contact Unit, Area 3B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR or email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Defra’s work is scrutinised by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee comprised of cross-party MPs and chaired by Neil Parish MP, the former chairman of APGAW from 2010-15.

 

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APGAW Priority Work

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...

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Good Practice Code for Rabbit Welfare Launched

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...

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Workplan 2021

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...

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