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.
| 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
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-CHAIRMAN OF APGAW
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.
| 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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