Party Policies on Animals
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Labour has recently published an Animal Welfare Manifesto which contains 50 pledges. This is referenced in the General Election Manifesto and can be read online.
On Animal Aid’s four election asks:
- Introduce legislation to ban cage rearing of game birds.
- A review of the use of the whip in horse racing to see if usage for ‘encouragement’ can be justified.
Some of the key pledges contained in the manifesto include:
- Appoint an independent Animal Welfare Commissioner and introduce legislation on animal welfare sentences, animal sentience and extending the definition of animal to include decapod crustaceans and cephalopods.
- Ban the keeping of primates as pets and ban the use of electric shock collars.
- Ban the live export of animals for fattening or slaughter and an end to the use of cages on British farms by 2025.
- End the badger cull.
- Ban the import of wild animal trophies from endangered species, all fur imports and the sale and use of snares and glue traps.
- A review of animal experiment legislation with a view to phasing them out entirely in the long-term.
- Increasing transparency in animal experiment licences and banning the import and export of animals for use in experiments.