Labour announces new Animal Welfare Plan... including pledge to END the cull.

Updated: Apr 15, 2018

The Badger Trust alongside other wildlife protection and animal welfare organisations had been in regular contact and discussion with the Labour Party concerning its animal welfare and wildlife protection policies since the 2017 General Election. As a result of these discussions the Labour Party has produced a new Animal Welfare Plan. In the introduction to the Plan the Shadow Environment Secretary picks up on the recent statement from the Badger Trust that the badger cull is the “biggest destruction of a protected species in living memory”. The plan includes a clear commitment to end the badger cull, strengthen the Hunting Act, make wildlife crime recordable and to strengthen sentencing for cruelty to wild animals. The Badger Trust has been calling for this and welcomes these commitments from the Labour Party. The Badger Trust will be meeting with the Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman on Thursday 15th February 2018 to discuss these aspects of the Labour Animal Welfare Plan in more detail. Read the new Animal Welfare Plan here.