This Monday 5th December Conservative MP Elliot Colburn will be leading a Westminster Hall debate relating to the petition titled: ‘Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law’.
The Kept Animals Bill and its provision to end live animal exports for fattening and slaughter, and end the puppy smuggling trade, fulfils a critical part of the Conservative Party Manifesto, as well as Defra’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare published last year.
When animals are exported overseas for slaughter and fattening, they suffer greatly during long, gruelling journeys. Overcrowding issues can result in animals unable to lie down and may be trampled or die in transit. They can suffer extremes of temperature and often without sufficient food, water or rest.
It has been over a year since the Kept Animals Bill had its Committee Stage in Parliament, and unless it is returned for its Report Stage the Bill risks being lost altogether.
Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation is encouraging supporters to write to their local MP and ask them to attend and support this debate on Monday 5th December.
The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation briefing can be found here.