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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February 25, 2019

The 14th Anniversary of Labour’s Fox Hunting Ban

Labour’s fox hunting ban was a landmark piece of legislation, part of the animal welfare revolution led by the last Labour Government. I’m still really proud that we outlawed hunting with hounds in the face of fierce opposition from the Tories who have repeatedly promised to call a vote in parliament to bring this barbarous practice back. But the experience of those 14 years have taught us how we …

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