Thank you for your email.
I fully support the aims of this campaign by Compassion in World Farming. I am very uncomfortable with forms of slaughter which cause an animal unnecessary suffering and believe where this takes place, consumers absolutely have the right to know what they are buying.
As a rule, I do not sign EDMs as they are affectionately referred to as ‘parliamentary graffiti’. This is because once tabled, it is the up to the Whips to allocate parliamentary time to debate the motions. Due to the already-full parliamentary calendar, this means such motions are rarely allocated time. However, I have assured Mike of my support on this issue.