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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dog Fighting (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...it an offence to possess certain types of dog that have been identified as bred for fighting or that are similar to types bred for fighting. The police work with the Special Operations Unit of the RSPCA to target illegal dog fighting rings by gathering intelligence and prosecuting those that are involved in dog fighting.

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming (24 Jan 2017)

Theresa Villiers: ...of the points that I made and for his strong support on behalf of the UK Government for the highest standards of animal welfare. As others have done, I also thank Compassion in World Farming, the RSPCA and the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation for their helpful input to the debate. I was very struck by something that my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay) said....

Equine Welfare Standards - Question for Short Debate (11 Jan 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...can make progress on this. The noble Lord, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, asked about a review of certain matters. The Animal Welfare Act, which applies to racehorses, was last reviewed in 2010 by the Government and EFRA. The BHA and the RSPCA worked closely together to set standards at racetracks. The code of practice also applies to racehorses. I will look at what the noble Lord, Lord...

Scottish Parliament: Illegal Puppy Trade (21 Dec 2016)

Clare Haughey: ...;1.8 million of undeclared income every year. Another dealer was earning £200,000 a year trafficking puppies from Ireland into Scotland. It is big business, the scale of which may shock many people. The RSPCA estimates that, last year, more than 93,000 dogs were imported from the EU to the UK. That represents a massive increase from figures that were reported just five years ago, when...

Greyhound Welfare (15 Dec 2016)

Anna Turley: ...retirement from racing should be published by GBGB-licensed tracks and by independent tracks monitored by local authorities. Without those data, accurate comparisons simply cannot be made. Indeed, the RSPCA has called for greater transparency and the collection and publication of data throughout the life of every greyhound. In a submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cats: Animal Breeding (30 Nov 2016)

George Eustice: ...2006. Any concerns about the welfare of cats in breeding establishments should be reported to the relevant local authority who have powers under the Animal Welfare Act to investigate however the RSPCA can also investigate. Animal welfare is a devolved issue and therefore any regulations introduced by the Government will only apply to England.

Equine Slaughterhouses (CCTV) — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (29 Nov 2016)

Liz Saville-Roberts: ...most major food retailers—I will not list them, but it is all the major supermarkets—now insist on the use of CCTV in supply chain slaughterhouses, and there are many assurance schemes, such as RSPCA Assured. However—this is pertinent—that consumer-pressure approach will not work for horses, because horse meat is rarely sold or eaten in the United Kingdom. Most of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare: Roads (25 Nov 2016)

George Eustice: .... If anyone is concerned about the way a horse is tethered they should report it to the relevant local authority who have powers under the Animal Welfare Act to investigate such matters or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can also investigate such matters.

Police Dogs and Horses — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (14 Nov 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...consulted on revised guidelines for sentencing in the magistrates courts, including for animal cruelty offences. Throughout the development of the guidelines, the council has worked closely with the RSPCA. It is now reviewing consultation responses and developing definitive new guidelines, which it intends to implement in May next year. I am writing to raise the issue of attacks on police...

Animal Cruelty: Sentencing (8 Nov 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...matter. As is often said, however, prevention is better than cure. To that end, some animal welfare organisations help educate youngsters in animal welfare. I should mention the role of the RSPCA, as other Members have. It does great work in schools. Blue Cross, too, works in schools with children to help them become informed, responsible and active citizens. It is interesting to note from...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Cats: Sales (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...do not consider that cat breeding requires licensing. If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of animals at a cat breeding establishment they can report the matter to their local authority or the RSPCA. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to cause any unnecessary suffering to an animal or to fail to provide for its welfare of which the maximum penalty is an unlimited...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Environment Protection (14 Oct 2016)

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations she has made to the (a) Soil Association, (b) Rivers Trust and (c) RSPCA on running eco-friendly accreditation schemes for farmers.

Sale of Airguns to under-18s (14 Sep 2016)

David Hanson: ...Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has indicated that, despite the strict conditions, there has been an increase of 49% in complaints about airgun attacks on animals over the past two years compared with 2010 to 2012. The RSPCA has asked for licensing to be looked at and for the age of unsupervised use of airguns to be raised from 14 to 17. I hope the Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dangerous Dogs (12 Sep 2016)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the findings of the RSPCA report entitled, Breed Specific Legislation - A Dog's Dinner, published in August 2016, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of breed specific legislation.

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...cases where our nation’s animal charities—to quote the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, I think—go to the places that government cannot go to. That is where Cats Protection, Blue Cross, the Dogs Trust, PDSA, the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home step into the breach. The scale of the challenges they face, and of their achievements, is huge. Dogs Trust estimates that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dog Fighting (22 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: ...laws to tackle dog fighting are already in place. The police have specific powers under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to tackle dog fighting and work closely with the Special Operations Unit of the RSPCA to gather intelligence against gangs involved in organised dog fights.

Backbench Business: Snares (21 Jul 2016)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...and the National Farmers Union for their briefings for this debate, and I especially thank Nikki Sutherland and Oliver Bennett from the Library for their very useful briefing to Members. The RSPCA writes: “In 2005, Defra introduced a Code of Practice on the use of snares. The Code sets out best practice in the use of snares, including guidance on where and how to set snares for...

Dog Fighting — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (29 Jun 2016)

George Eustice: ...on sentencing guidelines for animal cruelty offences is now open and will close on 11 August. I want to say a brief word on enforcement, which is carried out by the police, working with the RSPCA. The RSPCA has been tackling animal cruelty, particularly dog fighting, for years. It has a great track record. The threshold on puppies, raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton Deane...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 Jun 2016)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Animal welfare: domestic pets. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Jeremy Cooper, Chief Executive, RSPCA Dermot Murphy, Assistant Director, Inspectorate, RSPCA Hayley Firman, Head of Prosecutions, RSPCA Mike Flynn, Chief Superintendent, Scottish SPCA

Fireworks — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (6 Jun 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...such matters, as others are in a better position to do so, but we are more than happy to promote and support guidance produced by other organisations. In particular, animal welfare charities such as Blue Cross, the RSPCA and the Kennel Club have produced freely available guidance on how to minimise the impact of fireworks use on animals and on how to reduce any distress that they might...


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