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Horses: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th February 2019.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) enforcement of the current legal limitations and (b) prosecution of abuses relating to the tethering of horses as set out in section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Paul Farrelly, on 7 February 2019, PQ 216147.

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