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.
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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 We do not publish all of our meeting minutes so there maybe subjects we have debated which are not featured on this website – please do email us if you have a particular issue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
APGAW held a roundtable session chaired by Giles Watling MP and attended by police, NWCU, RSPCA, NatureWatch and a number of other experts to discuss wildlife crime and what needs to be done to tackle it. The following points were discussed: Wildlife & Rural Crime...
Notes from the Dog Breeding Roundtable
APGAW held a roundtable session in December bringing together the key stakeholders such as the Canine & Feline Sector Group, Vet Compass, Kennel Club, RSPCA, British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust and RCVS to update Parliament on what improvements have been...
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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