The League is a well respected lobby group in Westminster and the devolved parliaments.
Throughout many years of parliamentary campaigning – not least during the passage of the bill which banned hunting with dogs in 2004 – the League has developed an impressive range of contacts, which has given us the expertise and knowledge to lead on many campaigns on animal welfare. Most recently, as part of a “Team Badger” coalition, we successfully lobbied Parliament over its proposed badger cull. The Government have now postponed its plans, and we will continue the campaign to have the cull abandoned completely.
Along with our Head of Public Affairs, we also have Senior Public Affairs Officers for England and Westminster, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, who work with the devolved assemblies on animal welfare issues to ensure the League's voice is heard throughout the United Kingdom.
Over the next few years, as we look towards the General Election due to be held in 2015, we will raise our profile even further by establishing a Parliamentary Friends of the League. This will not only strengthen our ties with current supporters, but will develop new working relationships in Parliament and promote our campaigns with a new generation of politicians from across the political spectrum, who are determined to stop cruelty in the name of sport.
Political Supporters of the League
Ian Pendlington - Senior Public Affairs Officer (England & Westminster)