Army Horses (Sale).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons at on 30 May 1932.

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Photo of Major James Despencer Robertson Major James Despencer Robertson , Salisbury

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asked the Secretary of State for India whether he will take immediate steps to put an end to the practice of the Indian Government of selling old Army horses to Indians, in view of the fact that Eastern ideas on humanity to animals are different to Western ideas and that unnecessary suffering is thereby caused to these horses?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that this matter is already receiving sympathetic consideration by the authorities in India. A copy of my hon. Friend's question will be sent to the Government of India.