Swift Awareness Week

This week is the first ever Swift Awareness Week (June 16th – 23rd). I recently met representatives from the Bradford on Avon’s Swift Group at the Hilperton Village Fete. Swifts have sadly and shockingly declined by 50% in the last 20 year’s. are one of the few endangered species that individuals really can help in…

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Protecting our oceans

This Conservative Government continues to make ongoing strides in helping to protect and support animal welfare and rights, especially so in the case of marine life. I will continue to push, as I have done for some time, for action such as those taken by the Environnement Secretary Michael Gove to make a difference to…

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Animal Sentience

It has been extremely frustrating that the media have distorted this issue. Some have suggested that the vote last week on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill somehow signalled a weakening in the protection of animals. That is simply wrong. Voting against the amendment was not a vote against the idea that animals…

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