continue to work to ensure that these matters have their rightful place within the political thinking of the Conservative Party. I believe that, with Brexit, we shall have the opportunity to exercise greater control over matters such as the export of live animals and the importing of animal products generated under conditions that would not be tolerated in the United Kingdom. Farm Animal Welfare is at the top of the CAWF agenda.
I also work to promote the cause of Europe-wide solutions to animal welfare issues such as religious slaughter and the use of animals in medical experiments. I am proud to be associated with the work of Blue Fox in its endeavours to address the culling of badgers and the hunting of hares. I have consistently voted against the hunting of wild animals with dogs and will continue to do so if necessary.
Roger Gale holds the RSPCA`s Richard Martin Award in recognition of his work to bring about an end fox hunting, is an Honorary Member of the British Veterinary Association and an Honorary Life Member of the League Against Cruel Sports.
I have been involved in the promotion of the cause of Animal welfare since I first entered the House of Commons.
I served, first, on the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Bill Committee and was the founding Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME). I served for six years as the Chairman of the All-Party Group for Animal welfare and during that time generated trail-blazing reports into puppy farming and, in 1997, the use of performing wild animals in circuses. I also campaigned, with eventual success, for the reform of the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Now, as Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, I