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.

| Officers of APGAW

HENRY SMITH MP 

Henry was first elected to Parliament in 2010, having stood in Crawley at the previous two General Elections. Henry has previously worked in the NHS and was elected as a West Sussex County Councillor in 1997. Henry has been campaigning hard for animal welfare issues since his election in 2010 and has a good relationship with many of the member organisations of APGAW. He is a vegetarian and led debates on CCTV in Slaughterhouses and Opposing the Badger Cull in the last Parliament.

Tracey crouch mP (CO-CHAIR)

Tracey was first elected to Parliament in 2010 and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. Prior to being an MP she ran the Pet Advisory Committee.  Tracey has a strong background in fighting for animal welfare in Parliament and has spoken out many times again the badger cull, fox hunting and many other issues. Tracey is a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.

PROFESSOR THE LORD TREES (CO-CHAIR)

Professor Trees is a leading veterinary surgeon who has worked in general practice, industry and academia and was appointed chairman of the internationally renowned animal health research institute the Moredun Research Institute. Professor Trees is only the second veterinary surgeon to enter the House of Lords, joining Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior in Parliament’s upper chamber. He was formerly President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and Dean of Liverpool University Veterinary School.

GILES WATLING MP 

Giles was elected as Member of Parliament for the Clacton constituency in June 2017. With a background in theatre and television, Giles, his wife Vanda, and twin daughters live in the heart of the constituency – he ran the Summer Theatre in Frinton-on-Sea until 1982, and has served as a Tendring District Councillor for Frinton Ward since 2007. As an animal lover, Giles is keen to promote improvements in animal welfare and has spoken several times in Parliament on this subject.

Lord de mauley

Rupert is a former DEFRA minister who was in post between 2012 and 2015. He has wide knowledge of animal welfare issues and has spoken numerous times in the House of Lords of welfare matters, predominantly those relating to farm animals. In 2018 Rupert was appoint Master of the Horse by the Queen.

BARONESS ANN MALLALIEU QC 

Ann is a lawyer who was called to the Bar in 1970. She was the first woman president of the Cambridge Union (1967) and an Opposition Spokesman on home affairs and legal affairs (1992-7). She has been President of the Countryside Alliance since 1998 and was  appointed as an Independent Director of the British Horseracing Board in 2004.

 

 

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Pedigree Dog Health Update

Pedigree Dog Health Update

In 2009 APGAW ran an enquiry into pedigree dog health and published this report: A Healthier Future for Pedigree Dogs Later this year we intend to pick up on this work again as we recognise whilst there have been some improvements in health testing and conformation...

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APGAW Publishes Report on Welfare Enforcement

APGAW Publishes Report on Welfare Enforcement

Animal welfare faces a "deepening crisis" if action isn't taken to improve local enforcement according to new report. A new report published today by APGAW reveals that almost a half of councils in England do not have a single Animal Welfare Officer in place dedicated...

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Animal Welfare Enforcement

Animal Welfare Enforcement

Over the last 4 years we have seen significant changes to animal welfare legislation including the Licensing of Animal Activities 2018 and a ban on third party selling of puppies and kittens. There is new legislation coming through in the Kept Animals Bill which curb...

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