Pupdates from Parliament
Catch up on the current Bills going through Parliament

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
A Bill to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from Great Britain.
Sponsoring Department: Department for Envioronment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Sponsor: George Eustice - Conservative, Camborne and Redruth
Last updated: 8 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill 
A Bill to make provision for an Animal Sentience Committee with functions relating to the effect of government policy on the welfare of animals as sentient beings
Sponsoring Department: DEFRA
Sponsor: Lord Benyon - Conservative, Life peer
Last updated: 22 July 2021
Current Status: Report Stage at the House of Lords

Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill
A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the giving of penalty notices for certain offences in relation to animals and animal products.
Sponsor: Andrew Rosindell – Conservative, Romford
Last updated: 18 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Dogs (DNA Databases) Bill
A Bill to require dog keepers to register a dog’s DNA on a database; to make provision about such databases and about the information held on them; and for connected purposes.
Sponsor: Andrew Griffith – Conservative, Arundel and South Downs
Last updated: 8 July 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Bill
A Bill to amend the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953; and for connected purposes.
Sponsor: Virginia Crosbie – Conservative, Ynys Mon
Last updated: 21 July 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Game Birds (Cage Breeding) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the use of raised laying or battery cages to keep certain game birds for the purpose of producing eggs; to set minimum space requirements for enclosures for such birds; and for connected purposes
Sponsor: Lord Randall of Uxbridge – Conservative, life peer
Last updated: 13 July 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Lords

Hare Coursing Bill
A Bill to make provision about hare coursing offences; to increase penalties for such offences
Sponsor: Richard Fuller – Conservative, North East Bedfordshire
Last updated: 18 June 2021 
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Hunting Trophy Import (Prohibition) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the import of wild animal specimens derived from trophy hunting; and for connected purposes.
Sponsor: John Spellar – Labour, Warley
Last updated: 23 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons

Puppy Import (Prohibition) Bill
A Bill to prohibit the import of young puppies; and for connected purposes.
Sponsor: John Spellar – Labour, Warley
Last updated: 23 June 2021
Current Status: 2nd reading in the House of Commons



Bills that are now Acts (Law)
Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021 - 4 May 2021
The mode of trial & maximum penalty for certain offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Sponsors: Chris Loder – Conservative, West Dorset. Lord Randall of Uxbridge – Conservative, life peer

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