Labour Launch Animal Welfare Manifesto

As well as looking out for the many and not the few, Labour also wants to be a voice for the those who can’t speak up.

Labour recently published an Animal Welfare Manifesto, which outlines the radical action we will take in Government to strengthen animal welfare law, promote the highest level of care for domestic animals, improve welfare for animals used in sport and research, and increase efforts to protect wild and marine animals. The manifesto also reiterates Labour’s commitment to strengthening the Hunting Act, ending the badger cull, enshrining animal sentience in law and ending the live export of animals for slaughter.

New policies in the manifesto include:

• Banning trophy hunting imports.
• Banning pet primates.
• The inclusion of wild animals in the increase in maximum sentencing for animal cruelty.
• Banning the sale and use of snares and glue traps.
• Working with international partners to stop the return of commercial whaling.
• Banning electric pulse fishing.
• Reviewing the use of the whip in horse racing.

A Labour Government will also appoint an Animal Welfare Commissioner to ensure animal welfare standards are always considered in new legislation and maintained in Britain’s involvement in international bodies and post-Brexit trade deals.

You can read Labour’s full Animal Welfare Manifesto here: 🐾

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