09 August 1999
Jaw, jaw, not war, war over animal welfare

THE SCOTSMAN profiles Les Ward, director of Advocates for Animals, the animal welfare organisation.

Ward lobbies for dialogue with farming interests rather than confrontation. He has already held one meeting with Jim Walker, president of the National Farmers Union of Scotland.

The organisation is on the side of the union in campaigning against the import of foreign food because of the lower welfare standards often used.