We are making huge progress and many friends in our campaigning against animal cruelty and promoting the advancement of animal welfare around the world.
We've been building relationships with a growing number of animal welfare organisations. Consequently, we are becoming more widely-known and will use this recognition to speak up for animals on your behalf.
APGAW membership consists of animal welfare charities, veterinary organisations, pet industry companies, breed clubs, academics, public sector agencies, trade associations, and other qualified individuals. The meetings provide members with the opportunity to meet other organisations and individuals that have an interest in animal welfare and to explore solutions to issues between key stakeholders. MPs and Peers are also present at meetings, so it is an excellent chance to question those who directly influence the policy-making process. The Co-Chairpersons are Henry Smith MP, Angela Smith MP and The Lord Trees.
APDAWG meets quarterly in the UK Parliament to explore, highlight, discuss and challenge dog-related activities, legislation, and trends with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare of the UK's dogs and dog owners, and society in general. Dog welfare organisations, concerned individuals and interested MPs attend the meetings. The Chairperson is Dr Lisa Cameron MP.
ASRU regulate the use of animals in scientific research for the benefit of people, animals and the environment through the provision of impartial licensing procedures and evidence-based advice, and by encouraging the development and use of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement).
Link is the largest environment and wildlife coalition in England, bringing together 49 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature.
Link: Wildlife Crime Working Group
The Wildlife Crime Working Group works to improve the conservation and protection of wild flora and fauna threatened by domestic wildlife crime and international trade, also seeking to address the associated welfare issues. The working group aims to ensure the effective enforcement of UK wildlife laws and the proper implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and relevant EU directives.
Link: Animal Welfare Strategy Group
The Animal Welfare Strategy Group seeks to raise the UK Government’s commitment to animal welfare by identifying opportunities to provide support and evidence-based, pragmatic animal welfare advice to Link’s current working groups. In doing so, the Group’s work aims to improve collaboration and understanding between conservation and animal welfare focused organisations and will support Link’s other working groups in addressing animal welfare issues.
PAW is a collaboration of organisations who work together to reduce wildlife crime. They do this by raising awareness of wildlife legislation and the impacts of wildlife crime; helping and advising on wildlife crime and regulatory issues, and making sure wildlife crime is tackled effectively.
The Badger Persecution Priority Delivery Group was set up to advise the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) on badger crime. Due to the huge volume of illegal badger persecution, it continues to be listed as one of the UK’s Wildlife Crime Priorities by the NWCU and has been assessed as requiring an immediate UK-wide tactical response. The delivery group meet regularly to discuss and implement plans for the prevention and enforcement of badger crimes.
The Cyber-Enabled Wildlife Crime Priority facilitates the collaboration between enforcement agencies, government departments, non-government organisations and civil society organisations to deliver a joined up, cohesive, pro-active approach to identifying and tackling Cyber-Enabled Wildlife Crime. The group raises the profile and increases awareness of cyber-enabled wildlife crime, share best practices and projects, and identify and provide evidence for changes to legislation.
Hidden-in-Sight was set up by retired Senior Police Officers to help NGOs and law enforcement agencies worldwide investigate animal abuse. They transfer their skills learned during their policing careers investigating serious crime and terrorism to help animals, and educate law enforcement agencies and animal welfare groups on the link between animal crime and human violence.
The Badger Trust promotes and enhances the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. They represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and provide expert advice on all badger issues, working closely with the government, police, and other conservation organisations.
No More Dodos is a registered charity which uses Art, Sport, and Lifestyle to raise awareness of the threats to endangered plants, animals, and their habitats. They encourage others to become involved in bringing about the changes needed in society and support those working to save endangered species.
Durham County Badger Group exists to protect and study the badger in its natural environment with the purposes of ensuring its long term safety and educating the public. The group is made up of volunteers who record the distribution and status of badgers and their setts in their area, regularly monitor setts and record activity or disturbances, assist law enforcement with regards to criminal activity, advise planners and developers, and lobby government to improve their understanding of issues relating to badgers and their setts.