East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is supporting a campaign in Parliament urging the Government to maintain high animal welfare standards as we prepare to leave the European Union.
When the UK leaves the EU much of what was previously decided at Brussels will come back under our control including legislation on animal habitats, invasive species, wildlife trade, zoos and fisheries. Post Brexit, Sir Greg is calling for the Government to introduce a regime that allows wild animals to flourish, cuts animal experimentation and ensures the slaughtering of animal in abattoirs is more humane.
Sir Greg highlights that the Government already has championed animal welfare initiatives from banning the trade in ivory, to tackling wildlife crime and committing to introducing compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses.
Sir Greg said, “Animals not only add colour and richness to our natural environment, they are sentient beings and deserve protection. That’s why I’m calling on the Government to ensure that from the keeping of domestic pets to supporting humane slaughter in abattoirs animal welfare is not forgotten”.
Pictured at the campaign reception in Westminster are L-R: Nic Dakin MP, Sir Greg Knight MP and Ian Cawsey Esq. from the Donkey Sanctuary.