Animal Welfare

Posted on 16-05-18 by Jennifer Number of votes: 1 | Number of comments: 0

There should be a thorough review of current legislation on all aspects of animal welfare.The Party should adopt a policy of actively opposing the badger cull whilst encouraging (even compelling) farmers to both vaccinate their herds against bovine TB and improve the environment in which the animals live.The Hunting Act should be strengthened and meaningful deterrent sentences handed out to those contravening the Law.Indeed, deterrent sentences should be given in all cases of animal cruelty/neglect.The Party should actively encourage alternatives to animal experiments in all research,medical and non-medical.Live exports of animals should be stopped immediately and all slaughterhouses subject to rigorous scrutiny to ensure that no animal is conscious when slaughtered; to this end, all ritual slaughter should be banned.On a long term basis, a move towards a largely plant-based diet should be promoted for the sake of human health, the environment and, above all, the welfare and rights of non-human sentient beings.

Referring to: Environment, Energy and Culture

The Environment, Energy and Culture Policy Commission is tasked with leading Labour’s policy development on the environment, food and rural affairs, energy and climate change, and culture, media and sport.

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