Maintaining the Highest Levels of Animal Welfare Across the UK

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 harm marine life, and is proposing to introduce an independent, statutory body to uphold standards post-Brexit.

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.

Keep up to date with all I have been up to below.

News

Pet Theft Survey

Reports of the cruel crime of pet theft are on the rise. And while recent police investigations into pet theft have resulted in numerous raids and arrests, more can be done.

Action for Animals - Animal Welfare Survey

To coincide with the launch of the Government's new Action Plan for Animal Welfare, Robert has launched an Animal Welfare Survey to enable West Oxfordshire residents to share their views.

Robert Welcomes Plans for Future Greener Farming

Robert said: "The Government has just published new details on our future Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM), which will see farmers paid for their hard work which enhances and protects our environment.

Robert Hails Introduction of Landmark Environment Bill

Earlier today, the Government introduced the Environment Bill to Parliament.

This landmark Bill will tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time, signalling a historic step change in the way we protect and enhance our precious natural environment.

Robert Produces Information Guide on Going Green

Robert said: "Our environment affects everything – from the air we breathe to the water we drink. But protecting our environment is not only good for our children and grandchildren. It actually helps you save money.

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP