Horse Tethering

Part of Petition - Knife Crime in Edmonton – in the House of Commons at 7:05 pm on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Conservative, Thornbury and Yate 7:05 pm, 20th February 2019

It is a genuine pleasure be intervened on by the hon. Gentleman in an Adjournment debate, and he is absolutely right. I will come on to some examples of how long-term tethering has been detrimental and caused death to animals in a number of cases. The nature of tethering means that it does not require large amounts of land, so horses can end up tethered in inner-city locations. A pony in south Bristol spent years tied to a tree on a grass verge and was harassed by local children and frequently escaped on to roads. The reality is that that was not a one-off.