Animal welfare news from UK Parliament.
MPs to debate petition relating to animal testing
MPs to debate a petition relating to animal testing
14 October 2021
Government 'unprepared to press go' on 'evident and ready solutions' to post-Brexit movement of animals between UK and EU
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publishes Moving animals across borders report
30 September 2021
Line by line check of Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill concludes in the Lords
Members examine changes in relation to medical science, invertebrates and more as committee stage concludes. Catch up
21 July 2021
Animal Sentience Bill examined by MPs
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines whether it will be sufficiently independent and have the necessary expertise
14 July 2021
Seafood and meat exports to the EU: MPs call on Government to 'adopt pragmatic stance'
Committee publish Government response to the Committee's report on Seafood and meat exports to the EU
12 July 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
Puppy smuggling and live animal exports: Ministers to be questioned
MPs hold final evidence session of their inquiry into Moving animals across borders
24 June 2021
Chair responds to Kept Animals Bill
Neil Parish responds to a new Bill which introduces restrictions on smuggling puppies and other domestic pets over the UK border
08 June 2021
MPs take evidence on moving animals across borders
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds session of its inquiry into moving animals across borders.
03 June 2021
MPs debate petitions on the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
On Monday 7 June, MPs debate petitions relating to the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare.
02 June 2021
Will the Government's new Animal Welfare Bill go far enough? MPs launch inquiry
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches a new inquiry
28 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 18 May 2021
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 13 May 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
19 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
Lords debates the economic value of biodiversity
'The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review' report in the spotlight for House of Lords debate. Find out more
29 April 2021
Three private members' bills await Royal Assent
Bills on substance testing in prisons, prohibiting the use of Botox on under 18s and sentencing for animal welfare offences complete final stage. Learn more
29 April 2021