ANIMAL WELFARE

We believe that animals are sentient beings and we are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare.

 

POLICY PLEDGES:

  • Free trade agreements will require trade in animal-derived products to adhere to equivalent standards as UK animal welfare laws.
  • Financial support for UK agriculture will incentivise and reward farmers whose production systems adhere to higher welfare standards.
  • Species-specific limits will be introduced on maximum journey times and travel conditions for all farm animals.
  • A ban will be applied on the use of non–stun slaughter as requested by the British Veterinary Association and RSPCA.
  • Increase funding directed towards developing and validating humane alternatives to animal experimentation.
  • The use of wild animals in circuses will be banned.
The Common Good in the National Interest