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Crawley MP backs ‘Forever Against Animal Testing’ campaign

Henry Smith MP has shown his support for the Forever Against Animal Testing campaign and visited The Body Shop in Crawley to thank them for their contribution.

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Henry Smith MP has hailed the contribution of The Body Shop in securing nearly six million signatures for the Forever Against Animal Testing campaign and has visited their store in Crawley town centre to sign the petition himself.

The campaign is run in conjunction with Cruelty Free International, and seeks to reach eight million signatures in support of a worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics products, to be presented to the United Nations later this year.

Henry said:

“‪My thanks to Body Shop staff in Crawley for helping gather near to six million signatures worldwide for the Forever Against Animal Testing campaign!

“As one of Sussex’s most well-known and ethical companies we can be proud of our local connection to such a worthy cause.

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“Earlier this year I was delighted to host Cruelty Free International for a parliamentary event seeking to raise further awareness about this important issue. I’m grateful for their continued efforts and for the campaigning of Crawley residents who are passionate about animal welfare.”

Henry Smith took part in an adjournment debate yesterday evening (13 June) in the House of Commons on a proposed foie gras import ban. Although the production of foie gras in the UK is banned, Henry is calling for an end to imports of it which, he says, is ‘only possible once the UK has left the EU’s single market.’

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Henry Smith: Christmas Card Competition a great success

This year, I once again launched my annual Crawley Christmas card competition, writing to every primary school in town inviting local pupils to submit a design to adorn my official MP Christmas card.

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Whenever I visit Crawley schools it’s always fantastic to see the range of artworks on display, and this wonderful quality has been shown again in the entries I’ve received in this year’s card competition.

It’s clear that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Crawley! The entries have really captured the feeling and spirit of the festive season; from vivid drawings of Father Christmas and his sleigh, to Christmas trees and snowmen.

It was extremely difficult to select a winner and the runners-up, and I look forward to congratulating them in person to thank them for their efforts in the coming weeks.

As a token of my gratitude I’ll be taking the winner, runners-up and their families on a personal tour of the Houses of Parliament.

I would like to thank every child that took the time to send me their card design, and wish them and their families a very Merry Christmas!

Henry Smith MP
Crawley Constituency

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