I am proud that the UK already has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world - and these have increased substantially under this Government. The UK has banned the ivory trade, is increasing sentences for animal cruelty from six months to five years, has banned insecticides that may be harmful to bees, made CCTV mandatory in abattoirs, banned microplastics which helps marine life, and is proposing to introduce an independent, statutory body to uphold environmental standards.
That being said there is still more to do. As a proud cat owner myself, I have become involved with many campaigns in Parliament to help improve animal welfare standards, including lobbying for a ban on ivory imports and banning cruel shock collars for dogs.
Keep up to date with all I have been up to below.