Live Animals (Transport)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st November 1991.

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Photo of John Gummer John Gummer Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 12:00 am, 21st November 1991

In fact, we have been defending a traditional British non-practice. I should like to extend our attitude towards all animals, especially horses, to other countries in the Community. We have much to learn from them about a number of matters—not least, for example, the way some of them treat children. However, they could learn a great deal from us about how to treat animals, and I intend to take that line continually in the Council.