The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee is currently holding a series of inquiries into animal welfare issues. Domestic pets including cats, dogs and horses are the initial focus of the Sub-Committee, with attention turning to exotic pets at a later date.
ALAW has made written submissions to the Sub-Committee on the issue of leniency of sentences in animal cruelty cases. Those submissions can be read here.
ALAW trustee Mike Radford has also made submissions to the Sub-Committee, which can be read here.
Progress of the inquiries:
All written and oral evidence is available to view on the Parliament website here. Oral submissions are available in video format and can be found below.
Tuesday 12th April 2016: Oral Evidence to the EFRA Sub-Committee
Tuesday 19th April 2016: Oral Evidence to the EFRA Sub-Committee
Tuesday 10th May 2016: Oral Evidence to the EFRA Sub-Committee