Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Vote Cruelty Free

Have just signed the 'Vote Cruelty Free Pledge'. They have asked all parliamentary candidates to sign the pledge on animal welfare and the current list of candidates that have signed the pledge makes interesting reading as no Conservatives have done this (according to their website as at 8th July 2009). There are a good number of Greens, Lib Dems and Labour but no Conservatives at all, which doesn't bode well if they get into government next year.

This is from their website:

What is Vote Cruelty Free?

Vote Cruelty Free is a new non-partisan, coalition of non-governmental organisations working together to ensure the political process reflects public concern for animal protection.

Its members are the BUAV, Compassion in World Farming, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), League Against Cruel Sports and Respect for Animals. Vote Cruelty Free covers a broad range of animal welfare issues including wild and marine animals, animal experimentation, cruel sports, the fur trade and farming.

Vote Cruelty Free believes that bringing the animal protection movement together and working directly with candidates and elected officials is an effective way to achieve positive change for animals in the political arena.

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