Animals can’t vote in May – but we can!

IFAW takes politics seriously because politicians’ decisions can do much to improve – or harm – the welfare of animals.The General Election on May 7 is fast approaching and the political parties will soon be publishing their manifestos, including their plans for animal welfare should they win.

But how important is animal welfare to the individual candidates asking for your vote?

IFAW takes politics seriously because politicians’ decisions can do much to improve – or harm – the welfare of animals.

We have therefore created a new webpage where you can find out who is standing for Parliament in your area and what they think about animal welfare.

If your candidates have not already revealed where they stand on these important topics, you can email them directly through the site and ask them to outline their positions.

By doing this, you are showing candidates how important animal welfare and conservation issues are to their electors.

Please don’t leave this to someone else to do – it won’t do any harm if candidates receive more than one email, it will demonstrate to them how important animal welfare is to their voters.

Do keep an eye on this election page as we will be updating it as candidates send us their views.

I know I’ll be keeping watch on mine!

We would love to hear your views via Facebook or our political Twitter @IFAWWestminster. We are sure that those candidates backing our campaigns would appreciate a supportive tweet or email too!

During an election, candidates often come to our doors to canvas for our vote or send us surveys to complete. There are also likely to be public meetings and debates. 

If this happens in your area, please take the opportunity to let your candidates know how important animal welfare issues are to you and ask what they would do for animals if they were elected – and let us know their responses!

Together we can make sure that those who are elected are aware of these important issues and are working to protect British wildlife and animals around the world.

Thank you again for speaking up for those that can’t speak for themselves.

--RL

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