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CCTV IN EQUINE SLAUGHTERHOUSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 725: tabled on 24 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed by the conditions of equine slaughterhouses; supports the Food Standards Agency, British Veterinary Association and the Farm Animal Welfare Council's calls for the use of CCTV recording in equine slaughterhouses; notes that inhumane treatment in equine slaughterhouses not only affects the 5,000 horses per year that will arrive at a UK slaughterhouse, but also the owners who would risk their own financial well-being to ensure a respectful end-of-life option for their horse; urges the Government to act before more reports of blatant animal cruelty come to light; acknowledges that CCTV is an inexpensive solution to both preventing abuse and ensuring justice if such abuse does come to light; and calls on the Government to make CCTVs mandatory in equine slaughterhouses.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.