Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire 1:36 pm, 10th July 2019

Is the Minister aware of the growing concern about the welfare of tethered horses? Many horses are attached to a short rope all day long, next to a highway, with no water and surrounded by ragwort, which is harmful to them. However, the authorities seem reluctant to take action. Might the reason be that the law is not quite clear enough in this respect, and if so, could that be addressed by the Bill?