2016 Scottish Parliament Election

Mountain hare, Lepus timidus

Animal Welfare Party’s Key Policies for Scotland

  • Improve human health, save NHS funds, protect the environment and global food security by promoting healthy plant-based diets
  • Phase out farming practices and systems with poor welfare consequences for animals
  • Legal protection against culling for Eurasian beavers and mountain hares
  • Phase out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction and proper funding for alternatives
  • Protect Scotland’s wild and domestic animals with tougher action on abuse and increased penalties for those convicted of animal abuse
  • Strengthen legislation preventing hunting with dogs and an immediate ban on snares
  • Push to end live animal export and reduce journey times for animals travelling to slaughter
  • An end to all slaughter without prior stunning
  • Independently monitored CCTV for all slaughterhouses
  • Clear labelling of all products with information allowing consumers to make informed choices in line with their own principles on the environment, health and animal welfare

About Our Candidates for Glasgow Region, Scottish Parliament Election, Thursday 5th May

Dr Andrew Orr (left), Barry Quinn (right)

Dr Andrew Orr (left), Barry Quinn (right)

Barry Quinn, Lead Candidate, AWP, Glasgow Region, Scottish Parliament Election
It was growing up in Highland Perthshire, a landscape Barry describes as “idyllic yet ecologically impoverished” that first sparked Barry’s passion in the environment and the wellbeing of all animals. Barry has worked in the media for over 20 years, starting with CSV Media Action in Edinburgh and, after stints in Asia and London, he now works in animation, creating and producing content that aims to spark a curiosity about our planet in younger audiences.


Dr Andrew Orr, Candidate, AWP, Glasgow Region, Scottish Parliament Election
Dr Andrew Orr is a Scottish-born physicist, whose work focuses on increasing the scientific understanding of the effects of climate change and global warming on our planet. He has a long standing interest in animal welfare issues, and believes that the goal of improvement of animal welfare is best served by increased recognition of animal rights and education (particularly by informing young people). He has been a vegan for the last 4 years, and before that vegetarian for 16 years. He grew up outside of Edinburgh, and obtained his doctorate from King’s College, London.