July 22, 2020

RSPCA Advice for Pet Owners This Summer

As people start to head back to work, RSPCA welfare experts have produced some advice on how to help pets get used to their humans not being around all the time.  For many dog owners, separation anxiety will be one of the key issues their pets will face. RSPCA’s #DogKind campaign aims to help people address this common welfare issue.  And as the …

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March 19, 2019

Visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Yesterday I was pleased to be able to visit Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and see the amazing work of the staff and volunteers there. The Home cares for, and re-homes dogs and cats from all over the country – I even got to meet some dogs that had been rescued from a Welsh farm. Sadly, it seems that illegal …

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November 23, 2018

My View on the Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill will set the regulatory framework for the running of the Welsh and British countryside for many years to come, which means it is vital that we are ambitious about creating the groundwork for a sustainable, clean, accessible and biodiverse countryside. I believe that while the Bill hits some of these points it does not go far enough. The …

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November 21, 2018

Enough is Enough, Trophy Hunting Should End

Last week I joined with 68 other Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to call on the Government to ban the importing of hunting trophies. Hunting trophies are body parts (often the head) taken from animals that have been shot and killed by trophy hunters.   These hunters often focus on the magnificent and endangered animals of Sub-Saharan Africa such …

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November 13, 2018

Horse Tethering

A lot of people have emailed in about the issue of horse tethering so I would like to take a moment to set out what I have been doing on this important issue. I have raised this issue with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Secretary of State Michael Gove. I asked the below question; “… …

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