LONDON’S Green MEP Jean Lambert met animal welfare activists from more than 30 worldwide organizations during a visit to an animal protection bazaar in West London on Saturday.
Visiting Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar with Caroline Allen, Green Party Animals’ spokesperson, Ms Lambert met campaigners working on issues ranging from stray dogs in Ealing to global wildlife protection laws.
Speaking after the event, she said: “Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar has been running for more than three decades, and has become a great event for meeting some of the key campaigners working on animal welfare issues around the world.
“Organisations doing great work on the ground to protect animals here in London – such as Doris Banham Dog Rescue and the Blue Cross – and international campaign groups like WWF and the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research boast very different areas of specialism, and don’t often gather under the same roof.
“That’s what makes this event so successful: it’s a chance to learn about – and support – the work of so many of these groups. I’ve certainly learnt a lot about how to best promote animal welfare at EU level, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”
Ms Lambert also met Green Party members and Friends of the Earth activists at the event.