BVA launches pledges for election manifestos

09 Nov 2019

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The BVA is calling on all political parties to sign up to key pledges to enhance animal health and welfare, support the veterinary profession and protect public health ahead of the general election on 12 December.

The association’s 10-pledge manifesto is based on its animal welfare campaigns – including those on animal sentience and non-stun slaughter. The pledges were unveiled at a private briefing for MPs and peers in Westminster last month.

The 10 pledges are:

  • Reject a no-deal Brexit

  • Boost the veterinary workforce

  • Protect all animals in law

  • Protect the welfare of animals at slaughter

  • Strengthen legislation against illegal puppy imports

  • Commit to evidence-based disease control

  • Introduce a single database for microchip registration

  • Ban primates as pets

  • Put animal welfare on the national curriculum

  • Protect UK welfare standards in future trade deals and agri policies

  • The BVA...