The Farmed Animal Law Working Group helps to lead and shape A-LAW’s response to legal and policy matters affecting the interests of farmed animals in the UK and beyond. We do this by carrying out legal and policy research, hosting events about farmed animal welfare law, and responding to Government proposals. The Group is led by Co-Chairs Danielle Duffield and Natalie Harney.
Danielle & Natalie
Our policy objectives! What we’re doing…
to further the interests of the millions of animals farmed for food and other commodities.
The Farmed Animal Law Working Group helps to lead and shape A-LAW’s response to matters of law and policy that affect the interests of farmed animals in the UK and beyond. We do this by carrying out our own legal and policy research projects, hosting events about farmed animal welfare law, and responding to Government policy proposals.
Our priority is the advancement and protection of farmed animal interests through evidence-based and ethical laws that are properly enforced. The Group is collaborative, inclusive and encourages those with differing views and experiences to participate in, and engage constructively with, our work.
The scale of animal farming is such that farmed animal law and policy has the potential to impact the lives of significant numbers of animals. Although the UK was historically a leader in farmed animal welfare, there are many areas in which the law has failed to sufficiently keep up with public expectations and modern-day animal welfare science. We have selected the following four priorities as our initial areas of focus:
- DEFRA policy and its ‘Action Plan for Animal Welfare’;
- Neglected animals and strategic litigation;
- Regulation, scrutiny and transparency; and,
- Farmed animals and trade.
Find out more about these areas below.
If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to find out more, please email [email protected].
Our current projects! What we’re working on…
to improve how the law and policy works for farmed animals.