Sale of Puppies and Kittens

Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 12:12 pm on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Labour, Sheffield, Heeley 12:12 pm, 4th September 2014

My hon. Friend’s early intervention leads me to my next point.

Over the summer, we have rightly been concerned to hear about the terrible human tragedies that are taking place around the world—in the middle east, in Ukraine and in parts of Africa—and some people might ask why animal welfare should have such a high priority and be regarded as so important when so much else is going on in the world. My response is to remind them of William Wilberforce, one of the great humanitarians and a great MP. Coincidentally, I was born 200 years to the day after he was.