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Dog Attacks on Dogs (25 Apr 2017)

Nicky Morgan: ...attacked as currently stand for humans and guide and assistance dogs. The petition collected 2,080 signatures and received the backing of a number of animal charities, including the Dogs Trust, the Blue Cross, the RSPCA and the Kennel Club. I was pleased that the then Minister for Policing, my right hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Damian Green), visited Fearon Hall in my constituency...

Animal Welfare (30 Mar 2017)

Neil Parish: ...must be dealt with strongly. All Members across the House have made that point clear this afternoon. Finally, I thank the Kennel Club, the BVA, the all-party parliamentary group for animal welfare, the RSPCA, the SSPCA, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Dogs Trust and the staff of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for helping to put the report together and for giving...

Badger Culling — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Mar 2017)

Sue Hayman: .... We have heard about the cost—the cull cost of £6,700 per badger. I cannot believe that any hon. Member would consider that to be anything other than an extraordinary amount of money, considering—as the RSPCA notes and as we have heard—an estimated cost of £662 per badger vaccinated in Wales. The substantial amount of money that would be saved by vaccination...

Food Labelling (14 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: ...of going further, beyond the issues we have highlighted previously in the case of dairy, we can look at that. My hon. Friend mentioned method of production labelling. There are some very good voluntary schemes, such as the RSPCA Assured scheme, which recognises high standards of animal welfare, as well as the British Lion eggs and Red Tractor schemes. We are keen to encourage those...

Scottish Parliament: Food for Life Catering Mark (9 Mar 2017)

David Stewart: ..., including under the healthy living award plus, the Marine Stewardship Council certification for sustainable food , red tractor status, the British Lion quality mark for free-range eggs and the RSPCA freedom food scheme, and coffee is triple certified.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: RSPCA: Prosecutions (2 Mar 2017)

Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to remove the right of the RSPCA to prosecute cases of animal cruelty.

Circuses: Wild Animals - Question (1 Mar 2017)

Lord Trees: My Lords, I was going to ask about primates myself. Both the BVA and well-respected animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA all agree that primates are totally unsuitable to be kept as pets; they are highly social, highly intelligent animals and many welfare problems arise when they are kept in captivity as pets. Will the Government consider taking stronger action to remedy this...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (1 Mar 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: We have received a number of representations from animal welfare charities including the RSPCA, Blue Cross, Dogs Trust as well as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home supporting an increase in the maximum penalties for animal cruelty offences. We have also read the report by Battersea Sentencing for Animal Cruelty in England and Wales which supported an increase in the maximum penalty to five...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dog Fighting: Sentencing (24 Feb 2017)

George Eustice: ...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. The police have not asked for additional funding to tackle dog...

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...


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