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Animal Welfare Party fights for a Sustainable, Fairer Future for all of Our Planet’s Inhabitants

Our Policies Include:

  • Averting climate catastrophe, improving human health and saving NHS funds by leading an urgent transition to healthy and sustainable plant-based diets
  • Re-directing farming subsidies away from the intensive animal agriculture and fisheries industries and into sustainable, plant-based, organic agriculture
  • Increasing penalties for those convicted of animal abuse, raising the maximum custodial sentence to 10 years
  • Phase out farming practices and systems which are harmful to animals, biodiversity and our planet
  • Improving labelling of all products with information which allows consumers to make informed choices in line with their own principles on the environment, health, animal welfare and the social circumstances in which a product is produced
  • Phasing out animal experimentation with binding targets for reduction combined with proper funding & real support for alternatives
  • Ending live animal export and reducing journey times for animals travelling to slaughter within the UK
  • Ending all slaughter without prior stunning
  • Introducing independently monitored CCTV for all slaughterhouses
  • Strengthen companion animal welfare with an end to breed specific legislation, the sale of animals online and in retail stores and the exotic pet trade
  • Ending the badger cull and strengthen the fox hunting ban
  • Opposing hard Brexit. Supporting a second or ‘people’s’ referendum on the exit deal 


AWP’s 2017 General Election Manifesto can be found here.

AWP’s 2019 General Election Manifesto will be released shortly.

If you represent an organisation and would like to make policy suggestions for future manifestos, please contact us at:

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hudson.

We continue to fundraise at the link below so that we may produce enough election leaflets for every home in each of the six constituencies being contested by AWP in the 2019 General Election and, should we meet this goal, we aim to then produce additional posters and banners – to really help us get the message out.

The Animal Welfare Party volunteer team remains, as ever, extremely grateful for all donations.

You can also support us by becoming a member of AWP today.