Animal Rights

As Vice President of the European Parliament’s Animal Welfare Intergroup and the Green Party Animals spokesperson, Keith is fiercely committed to protecting the rights of animals. He continues to campaign against EU subsidies for bull-fighting, and against the UK Government’s hideous badger cull. Keith has called for a ban on all fur imports, an end to cruel industrialised farming practices, and a gradual phasing out of the use of animals in experiments. As a long-standing member of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, Keith will continue to work hard to promote higher standards of animal welfare across the EU.

Keith also releases a regular newsletter on animal welfare called ‘Making Tracks’, alongside his fellow UK Green MEPs, Jean Lambert and Molly Scott Cato. If you would like to subscribe to Making Tracks please sign up here.



Green MEP raises animal welfare fears as Efra report on Brexit and Trade report released - 19.2.2018

Greens Animals Spokesperson slams Gove for broken badger cull promises - 16.2.2018

Greens: ‘Animals don’t care which party talks the best game on welfare issues’ - 14.2.2018

Green Animals Spokesperson: Government heeding our call on third-party puppy trade - 8.2.2018

Green MEP and Animals Spokesperson: Car industry animal fume testing cannot be condemned strongly enough - 29.1.2018

Letters and Replies

Correspondence about wild animals and birds - 15.1.2016

Correspondence about companion animals - 18.12.2015

Correspondence about farmed animals - 29.10.2015

Correspondence about stray animals - 15.7.2015

Correspondence about live animal transport/exports - 19.2.2015

In the Parliament

Parliamentary questions – Animal testing - 16.11.2016

Parliamentary questions – Animals in tourism - 29.1.2015

Parliamentary questions – Farm animal welfare - 17.12.2014

Parliamentary Questions – Whaling - 11.11.2014

Parliamentary questions – Pets and stray animals - 29.4.2014


Making Tracks: The fight for animals, Spring-Summer 2018 - 22.2.2018

Greenvoice Newsletter – Autumn / Winter 2017 - 5.10.2017

Making Tracks: The fight for animals, Autumn-Winter 2017 - 5.10.2017

UPDATED: Brexit: Green Guarantees - 12.9.2017

Greenvoice Newsletter – Spring / Summer 2017 - 24.3.2017


Laureate speech on accepting the EU4 Animals award – Wednesday 16 June 2015 – Eurogroup for Animals Annual event, Brussels - 17.6.2015

League Against Cruel Sports – Pamplona: Running of the Bulls – Thursday 4th July 2013 - 9.7.2013

Speech to CAP reform event – European Parliament – 5 November 2012 - 15.11.2012

Stop Ramsgate’s Cruel Live Exports Now, Broadstairs, 26th November 2011 - 26.11.2011

Long-term effects of plant protection products on bees: is there a risk? – European Parliament, 23rd March 2011 - 28.3.2011

To read about the work of Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for the South East from 1999 to May 2010 you can visit her archived website.