Southend West MP, Sir David Amess has been an animal welfare campaigner for over 35 years: he is also a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation. At the recent Conservative Party Conference, Sir David hosted a fringe event to support the work of the C.A.W.F.
The Foreign Secretary and representatives from animal welfare organisations spoke to the gathered crowd on Monday 30th September. During his own speech, Sir David praised the cross-party work of C.A.W.F founder Lorraine Platt and encouraged attendees to re-double their efforts to end Trophy Hunting and the live exportation of animals.
In recent days, the Government and Prime Minister have made a number of encouraging comments regarding matters of animal welfare.
On Wednesday 2nd October, Sir David also spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of Trophy Hunting.