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.
| What we do
The main intention of APGAW is to keep MPs and Peers informed about animal welfare issues and to develop potential legislation that lifts standards. Regular meetings and events provide an opportunity for those with a common interest in animal welfare to meet and debate their views.
Group activities range from informal gatherings such as receptions to formal presentations by organisations at meetings, letter writing, tabling Early Day Motions and Parliamentary Questions. The Group often sets up working groups to investigate and report on areas of concern. APGAW has also in the past organised visits to animal establishments and written and commissioned reports.
| News from APGAW
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. Key...read more
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 come into force today The myriad of licensing systems that local authorities use to regulate businesses which deal with animals, or animal activities, have been in place for over...read more
Ib light of the proposed new Animal Welfare Bill which will set out animal sentience within the workings of Government post Brexit, APGAW hosted a panel discussion on sentience and how best to frame it within legislation. A note on the discussion can be...read more
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