Animal Aid

Congratulations Hadleigh Town Council!

Posted 26 June 2009

Animal Aid has today issued heartfelt thanks to Hadleigh Town Council for taking the progressive decision to adopt our Compassionate Charter in its entirety, showing themselves to be at the forefront of ethical local governance.

Animal Aid’s Compassionate Charter asks councils to adopt a set of ethical policies that, while easily achievable and simple to implement, can have a big impact on the lives of animals. These policies are:

  • Purchase only cruelty-free toiletries and cleaning products
  • Ban circuses with animals from council land
  • Ban the giving of pets as prizes at funfairs
  • Promote and subsidise spaying and neutering programmes
  • Ban the sale of foie gras and veal from council premises
  • Go fur-free
  • Use only humane, non-lethal methods of wildlife management
  • Make their town a plastic bag-free zone

Says Compassionate Charter Co-ordinator Ashley Owen:

Animal Aid is delighted that Hadleigh Town Council has taken these important steps for animal welfare, and congratulates the councillors for their compassionate stance. Whilst there is always more that can be done to help animals and the planet, this is a tremendously important start, and we hope that other councils will follow Hadleigh’s admirable example.

Please contact your council and encourage it to adopt Animal Aid's Compassionate Charter.

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