7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Humane League — Is the UK Really a Leader in Animal Welfare?
Recent legislation in countries around the world are starting to put the UK’s animal welfare laws to shame. In the UK, we like to think of ourselves as the biggest animal lovers in the world, but as laws progress in other countries, we’re quickly beginning to lose our status.
This year in Brussels, for example, the government prohibited the breeding of Scottish Fold* cats and certain hybrids based on concerns about health and welfare. They’re not even the first government to address breed concerns in companion animals. And let us not forget the welfare of farmed animals, with billions of animals suffering every year in intensive farming systems.
So, what are governments doing about this? Some are beginning to take action, but in the UK the only legislation recently passed for farm animals was putting CCTV in slaughterhouses. While this is positive, it isn’t raising standards, simply making sure people comply with current ones.
[*Scottish Folds are domestic cats famous for their small floppy ears, but this is the result of a genetic condition that can cause them to have short painful lives.]
Who: Vicky Bond, Managing Director, The Humane League UK
When: Thursday July 16th at 7 PM
What: 45-minute online lecture plus plenty of time for interactive Q&A afterwards
How: You have three options to join this talk.
- Zoom — https://zoom.us/j/98569189183
- Google Meet — https://meet.google.com/djz-gama-upn
- By phone — 02039 567 137 (PIN: 910164699)
There is no charge to join us for this talk. However, if you would like to make a donation to our charity of the year as a thank you for the event, you can do so at our JustGiving page for Crisis Skylight Newcastle.