October 10, 2017

Pressure from Activists and MPs Force UK Government U-Turn on Ivory Trade

Pressure from activists and Labour MPs has forced the Government into another u-turn. In the face of massive public support for a full ban on the ivory trade the Government has said it will launch a consultation on banning the ivory trade in antiques in the UK. It has repeatedly promised this before, but caved into to pressure from the …

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June 5, 2017

Animal Welfare Policy

Lots of people have written to me about animal welfare. The Tory government’s record on animal welfare issues is very poor, and I will stand up against cruelty and hunting in Parliament. I share the deep anger of very many people in Cardiff Central about the Tories’ stance on animal welfare. Whilst I was your MP, I did everything I …

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September 20, 2016

What The Fox?

I was appalled to learn this week that the Tories intend to push ahead with a vote to repeal the ban on fox hunting. Hunting with dogs was banned by Labour in 2005 in reaction to the strength of public feeling against the cruelty of wild animals being chased, often to the point of exhaustion, before being purposely set upon …

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