Animal Welfare — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 14th June 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Trumpington Baroness Trumpington Conservative 11:06 am, 14th June 2012

My Lords, as a former president of the organisation that the noble Lord, Lord Dear, spoke of, and having taken a Bill through this House on this very subject and pursued this very distasteful European practice, if I may say so, may I ask the Minister whether he is aware of the trade from South America to Italy, with horrible conditions in the ships for the horses, which are then turned into sausages or whatever the Italians care to eat?