Archive for December, 2017

We Need to Keep, Extend and Enforce the Hunting Ban in Parliament

December 26, 2017

Jonathan Hornett - Your Green Party Candidate

JH Keep The BanPublic support for fox hunting is at an all-time low, a new poll reported by The Independent today shows that 85 per cent of the public support maintaining the current ban on hunting with hounds.  So Theresa May was right to abandon a free vote on the issue, but don’t be fooled, she is not proposing to strengthen the ban, Conservatives still support hunting.

The Green Party’s policy is crystal clear; we oppose all forms of hunting.  During the General Election campaign, Keith Taylor MEP, the Green Party’s Animals Spokesperson, condemned Theresa May’s plan to bring back fox hunting.  The vocal animal welfare campaigner and South East MEP said:

“That Theresa May has been forced into this admission is extremely telling. The bloodthirsty plot to repeal the foxhunting ban had, until now, only been discussed behind closed doors because the Tories know 84% of the public oppose this barbaric pursuit

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A huge victory on animal sentience

December 13, 2017

We just made the Government pull a screeching U-turn.

When I tabled an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill to transfer the full effect of EU law on animal sentience into UK law, the Tories voted me down. But with your support, I forced them to announce a new draft Bill yesterday.

Thanks to you, the obligation on the Government to ‘pay regard to animal sentience when making new laws’ will now be transferred into UK law.

If you have a cat or a dog, you don’t need me to tell you that animals have an emotional life.

For most of us, it’s not some philosophical question. It’s obvious that your pet can be happy and sad. They have moods. They can feel pain. And they can suffer.

It’s common sense to this nation of animal lovers, but our Government had to be forced to make sure that ministers will always take animal sentience into account when making future laws.

Yesterday, we made a real difference to ensuring high standards of animal protection in the UK for years to come.

Thank you for your help in making it happen. And thank you for supporting the only party which will always stand up for animals.

Yours,


Caroline Lucas MP