Future MPs support NOAH Animal Health manifesto

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has reported very positive feedback on the manifesto it launched a few weeks ago ahead of next week’s General Election.

The document was sent to thousands of prospective MPs of all parties across the UK. Many have responded with messages of support for the animal health industry.

The manifesto called on the candidates, if successful, to support NOAH in three ways:

-Contact MEP colleagues and write to the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to voice support for new EU regulations and changes that will increase availability of medicines for animal health and welfare

-Ensure future decisions made by all governments are based on robust scientific evidence and not myths about the use of animal medicines in the food chain

-Support efforts to change the law so that 140,000 older people every year are not forced to give up their pet when they enter supported accommodation

Dawn Howard, Chief Executive, NOAH, said: “We’ve been delighted with the fantastic response to our manifesto. Some candidates, for example, have told us stories about their own pets, others with farming backgrounds have registered their strong support for science-based decisions about animal medicines and their use in the food chain.

“As the new EU regulations make their way through the political process it’s incredibly important that all politicians are aware of the issues and of the value that the animal medicines industry adds to the health and welfare of our pets and farm animals.

“After polling day we look forward to working with elected representatives of all political persuasions to secure the best deal for Britain’s animals.”

1 May 2015

Notes for Editors

  1. For further information on NOAH contact Alison Glennon at NOAH, tel. +44 (0)20 8367 3131, or visit the NOAH website.

  2. The National Office of Animal Health represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.