animal welfare

Eamonn Ives: No, Brexit will not threaten all creatures great and small


Our Researcher, Eamonn Ives, has written an op-ed for ConservativeHome on animal welfare after Brexit. In his article, Eamonn argues that leaving the EU could minimise animal suffering if it allows for the adoption of a more favourable regulatory regime to cultured meat. Here’s an excerpt:

The EU’s long-standing opposition to genetic modification, and more recent hostility towards the much less controversial ‘gene editing’, means that one can be forgiven for being pessimistic about the EU forgoing the hyper-precautionary mindset which it has displayed in the past.

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Conservatives go green with pledges on animal welfare and the environment

Bright Blue's senior research fellow, Sam Hall, was quoted in an article in i News about the Conservative Party's recent form on environmental policy. Speaking about the Environment Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Sam praised the "renewed energy and passion" he has brought to the brief. Sam further added:

These are big important policy issues. I do also think the politics of it is very clever. It's in line with the traditional Conservative principles around defending the natural inheritance for the next generation, but also it very much appeals to younger voters.

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