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.
| our work
APGAW tends to run roundtable meetings and evidence gathering inquiries. These are not open meetings but the group is open to individuals who have an interest in the subject being discussed attending -please contact the secretariat. We do not publish all of our meeting minutes so there maybe subjects we have debated which are not featured on this website – please do email us if you have a particular issue and we will let you know if we have discussed it and what the outcome was.
APGAW sets an annual workplan each year and then follows the chosen topics throughout the year to avoid having one-off meeting and not ensuring outcomes. Most issues cannot be resolved in just one meeting and do take substantial periods of time to get legislative change.
The Group holds two member surgeries each year for associate members to attend, speak directly to officers and raise topics. The officers may agree to support their campaign by writing to the Minister, raising it in Parliament or holding a meeting.
| 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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