An open letter to the Prime Ministerial Candidates: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
Subject: Animals matter to me — please commit to taking #ActionForAnimals!
Dear Prime Ministerial Candidate,
The UK Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare states that ‘the way we treat animals reflects our values and the kind of people we are’.
I agree, do you? And will you commit to supporting and taking forward that Action Plan at the earliest opportunity?
Animal welfare is an issue that is important to me, and I want to see urgent political action to better protect animals at home and abroad.
It is an issue that is supported by the majority of the British public too. Recent polling* has shown 79% of people who voted Conservative at the last election want to see a ban on the importation of animal products, such as fur, where production methods are banned in the UK, and 72% want to see more laws to improve animal welfare and protect animals from cruelty.
Please reassure me that, if you become the UK’s next Prime Minister, you will act to give vulnerable animals the legal protections they need and deserve. Please commit to supporting and taking forward the Animal Welfare Action Plan at the earliest opportunity.