Animal Welfare APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To use the influence of experts and politicians to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and to develop solutions through evidence based inquiries and policy development.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Animal Welfare

1. Briefing Paper on Second Reading
13/10/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: 2019 Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill By Elena Ares Contents : 1. Background 2. Animal Welfare

2. Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2017-19
03/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019 Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2017-19 By Elena Ares Contents: 1. Background 2. Animal Welfare

3. Bill 14 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print) (PDF)
15/10/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 14ŒEN 58/1 ANIMAL WELFARE (SENTENCING) BILL EXPLANATOR Y NOTES What these notes do These

4. Bill 001 EN 2019-20
15/10/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 1 EN 57/2 [ ANIMAL WELFARE (SENT ENCING) BILL ] EXPLANATOR Y NOTES What these

5. Bill 14 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF)
15/10/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Bill 14 EN 58/1 ANIMAL WELFARE (SENTENCING) BILL EXPLANATOR Y NOTES What these notes

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Animal Welfare

1. Sentience and Welfare of Animals
16/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 242239 relating to the sentience and welfare of animals.It is a genuine pleasure to see - Speech Link

2. Animal Charities: Covid-19
19/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: announced, I have been engulfed by all sorts of animal charities wishing me to raise their plight in what - Speech Link

3. Caging of Farm Animals
16/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: in World Farming and backed by a dozen other animal welfare non-governmental organisations, is another - Speech Link

4. Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill
10/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill - Speech Link
2: important commitment from the Government on animal welfare, cementing our place as a world leader in the - Speech Link
3: Minister aware of the growing concern about the welfare of tethered horses? Many horses are attached to - Speech Link
4: recently had a roundtable meeting with the relevant welfare groups and authorities to discuss how we could - Speech Link

5. Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (Second sitting)
23/07/2019 - Public Bill Committees

1: amendment. Although we are all outraged at any animal abuse, the use of social media and the sharing - Speech Link
2: this Committee sitting, I found no mention of animal welfare or of the distribution of the kind of images - Speech Link
3: like. I say that because its guideline on the Animal Welfare Act 2006 lists “Other aggravating factors” - Speech Link

6. Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill (First sitting)
03/02/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: Those who are familiar with me speaking about animal cruelty will know that I normally cite the gorgeous - Speech Link
2: This simple amendment would make it a more serious animal cruelty offence for the purpose of sentencing if - Speech Link
3: unnecessary physical violence, an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. They were given a six-month suspended - Speech Link
4: that at least 46% of young people have witnessed animal cruelty: 28% have seen it on TV or in a film, and - Speech Link

7. Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill
07/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: penalties available to the courts for those guilty of animal cruelty? That is another issue that has been waiting - Speech Link
2: explain, is based primarily on ethics rather than welfare concerns. It does not have some of the enforcement - Speech Link
3: Government replaced that Act when we introduced the Animal Welfare (Licensing and Activities Involving Animals) - Speech Link

8. Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill
23/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: 2017-19, Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill - Speech Link
2: progress this much-awaited step forward on animal welfare, delivering another important commitment from - Speech Link
3: that in my speech.The Bill amends the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which currently sets out a maximum - Speech Link
4: are brought only for the most serious cases of animal cruelty, but does he have any indication of how - Speech Link
5: (Mark Tami), clearly indicates that the area of animal welfare needs much more attention, and particularly - Speech Link

9. Animal Rescue Centres
04/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered animal rescue centres.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link
2: agree that there is a good case for setting up an animal abuse register, so that those who abuse animals - Speech Link
3: Animal cruelty offenders are five times more likely to have a violent crime record. Welfare organisations - Speech Link
4: concern that there is no statutory regulation of animal rescue centres in the UK. Since local authorities - Speech Link
5: him earlier that my wife is a volunteer at Assisi Animal Sanctuary. There are many organisations across - Speech Link
6: RSPCA has issued a position statement on licensing animal rescue and rehoming centres. It believes that the - Speech Link

10. Horse Tethering
20/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the neck, that is then fastened to a chain. The animal that once defined our great nation is now being - Speech Link
2: stamp out tethering and animal welfare abuses regardless of who owns the animal, but my hon. Friend is - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Animal Welfare
1. Animal Welfare
asked by: Richard Fuller
06/10/2020
... what his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.

2. Animal Welfare
asked by: Beth Winter
10/09/2020
... whether it is Government policy to bring forward legislative proposals on animal sentience; and if he will make a statement.

3. Animal Welfare
asked by: Paul Blomfield
06/02/2020
... when she plans to bring forward legislation to recognise animal sentience.

4. Animal Welfare
asked by: Luke Evans
18/03/2020
... what progress his Department has made on the development of the legal recognition of animal sentience.

5. Animal Welfare
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
19/03/2020
... when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to create a new statutory definition of animal sentience.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Tracey Crouch Portrait
Tracey Crouch
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Trees Portrait
Lord Trees
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Mallalieu Portrait
Baroness Mallalieu
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
1 APPG Membership
Horse
Giles Watling Portrait
Giles Watling
Treasurer
Conservative - Clacton
Joined: 18th July 2018
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Secretary
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Portrait
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Tracey Crouch MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7203.

Email: tracey.crouch.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Marisa Heath, Office of Tracey Crouch MP. Tel: 07764 247 098

Email: admin@apgaw.org

Group's Website:

http://www.apgaw.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
RSPCA
Description
Funds the post of an administrator for the APPG   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£15,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
RSPCA
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£15,001
Financial Benefits Received
Date
3 Dec 2020
Source
Petfood Manufacturers Industry
Value
£10,000
Date
3 Dec 2020
Source
RSPCA
Value
£18,500
Date
13 Jun 2019
Source
Petfood Manufacturers Association
Value
£10,000
Date
21 Jul 2017
Source
RSPCA
Value
£16,500
Date
21 Jul 2017
Source
RSPCA (amount registered is per year but it is paid in monthly instalments)
Value
£16,500
Former APPG Officers
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Vice Chair
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Treasurer
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Treasurer
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
4 APPG Memberships
Italy , Loan Charge , Music , Social Mobility
Robert Flello Portrait
Robert Flello
Treasurer
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Sheryll Murray Portrait
Sheryll Murray
Secretary
Conservative - South East Cornwall
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Portrait
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Cotswolds
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016