Labour’s animal welfare pledges

Courtesy of Birmingham Mail
Courtesy of Birmingham Mail

This weekend saw Birmingham host Crufts’ Dog Show, and with a large number of constituents regularly getting in touch about animal welfare, when better to share Labour’s animal welfare commitments!

Labour have revealed six key pledges that ensure we will continue to lead the way on advancing animal welfare. If elected Labour will:

1. Defend the Hunting Act
2. Ban wild animals in circuses
3. End the badger cull
4. Reduce animal cruelty on shooting estates
5. Review the rules on breeding and selling dogs and cats
6. Lead the fight against global animal cruelty.

Check out my website and recent Facebook posts to see some other work I’ve done on animal welfare

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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