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Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Strategy Group seeks to raise the UK Government’s commitment to animal welfare.

Chair: Claire Bass, Humane Society International
Vice Chair: Emily Wilson, Four Paws
Link: Matt Browne, Head of Policy & Advocacy 

Update from the Group:

The Animal Welfare Strategy Group is currently working to encourage Government to implement the range of promises contained in its May 2021 Animal Welfare Action Plan.

One of those promises has now been delivered, in the form of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act, which received Royal Assent in April 2022. Link’s briefings (produced through the Better Deal for Animals coalition) to support the passage of this legislation through Parliament can be found on this page.

The Group is working to ensure the delivery of other animal welfare commitments, including a ban on the live export of animals for slaughter. 

For further information, contact Matt Browne, Link's Head of Policy & Advocacy

Last updated: 4 March 2024

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