Dog Advisory Welfare APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To help explore, highlight, discuss, educate, and challenge dog-related activities, legislation, campaigns, petitions, and trends; with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare of the UK's dogs, dog owners, human welfare, and our society in general.

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Recent Documents related to Dog Advisory Welfare

1. Consumption of dog meat in the UK
20/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: CDP 2019/0045, 19 February 2019 Consumption of dog meat in the UK By Dr Elena Ares Nikki Sutherland

2. Pet theft taskforce report (PDF version)
03/09/2021 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- View source

Found: recommendations 12 4. Background 16 Wider animal welfare work 16 Current Criminal Justice System 17 4

3. Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
20/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Briefing Jess Sargeant | 20 February 2019 Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill HL Bill 159 of 2017Œ19

4. Briefing Paper on the Bill
19/10/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Dominic Carver, Elena Ares 19 October 2021 Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill Summary 1 Background

5. ECHR Memorandum for the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
08/06/2021 - Bill Documents


Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Dog Advisory Welfare

1. Microchipping of Pets
28/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Abraham OBE of the all-party parliamentary dog advisory welfare group and Lucy’s law; Sarah Dixon of Focus - Speech Link

2. Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
25/10/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Government are bringing forward concerning the welfare of animals, and its scope relates to the keeping - Speech Link
2: covered a range of proposals to improve the domestic welfare in transport regime, and the Bill provides us with - Speech Link

3. Animals
05/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: I beg to move,That the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) - Speech Link
2: kitten into their home are really looking after the welfare of that animal. Their efforts should absolutely - Speech Link
3: from. We need to do more to tackle puppy theft and dog theft. We will be working on that with various campaigners - Speech Link

4. Animal Welfare
07/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: relating to the Government’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

5. Breeding: Dogs and Cats
13/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: has already announced proposals to enhance the welfare of animals in relation to the breeding of dogs - Speech Link
2: take the recommendations of the Pet Advertising Advisory Group, which is chaired by the Dogs Trust, to - Speech Link
3: Lord is absolutely right; the Pet Advertising Advisory Group is driving up standards, and we support - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Dog Advisory Welfare
1. Dog Fighting
asked by: David Simpson
... what steps his Department is taking to prevent people giving away dogs online to tackle the dog fighting industry.

2. Dog Fighting: Prosecutions
asked by: Kerry McCarthy
... how many people were (a) proceeded against under and (b) convicted of dog fighting offences in each of the last two years.

3. Dog Fighting
asked by: Julian Knight
... what plans the Government has to make the offence of dog fighting a specific recordable offence by police to enable more accurate recording and help target resources.

4. Dog Fighting
asked by: Julian Knight
... what plans her Department has to increase the maximum penalty for dog fighting.

5. Dog Fighting
asked by: Barry Sheerman
... what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of strengthening sentencing provisions for people involved in dog fighting.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 28th September 2017
Jane Stevenson Portrait
Jane Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Lisa Cameron MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6855.


Public Enquiry Point:

Marc Abraham, Marc the Vet Ltd, c/o Dr Lisa Cameron MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6855


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No benefits in kind are on record for the Dog Advisory Welfare APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dog Advisory Welfare APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Zac Goldsmith
Vice Chair
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Italy , Music , Social Mobility
Ross Thomson Portrait
Ross Thomson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Aberdeen South
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ann Clwyd Portrait
Ann Clwyd
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Cynon Valley
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Williamson Portrait
Chris Williamson
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Derby North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Matthew Offord Portrait
Matthew Offord
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hendon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019