The labour party today launched a consultation on proposed animal welfare policy.
We welcome the inclusion of issues on which Scotland for Animals has led campaigning such as the labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without stunning.
On the other hand we’ve heard it all before.
The document’s claim that “Labour is the party of animal welfare” is also in our view questionable.
SfA believe from experience that none of the parties represented in the UK and Scottish parliaments, nor the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies, are particularly interested in animal welfare.
Grassroots members and individual MPs, MSPs, AMs and MLAs excluded.
We would however encourage supporters to provide the party with their thoughts and suggestions. Let’s give them their due for putting this to the public.
If you’re submitting views please ensure that you clarify that improvements are reliant not only on legislative change but on proper enforcement.