Heidi Allen MP backs an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to ban the live export of animals for slaughter

Heidi Allen MP backs an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to ban the live export of animals for slaughter

Heidi Allen MP has renewed her call for the live export of animals, for slaughter and fattening, to be banned. Heidi has consistently campaigned to introduce a ban since first elected in 2015.

The 2017 Conservative manifesto pledged early steps to control the live export of animals and last year launched a consultation on this. In summer 2018 Heidi wrote to the Minister urging him to bring forward a ban. Further details are here - https://www.heidisouthcambs.co.uk/news/heidi-welcomes-call-evidence-introducing-ban-live-export-animals-slaughter

More recently Heidi has put forward her name in support of Zac Goldsmith’s amendment to the Agriculture Bill which would, if passed, bring an end to the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening.

Commenting on the amendment, Heidi said “The Agriculture Bill is due to come before the House for debate in the next few weeks. The Bill provides a once in a generation opportunity to design a domestic agricultural policy that will stand the test of time whilst maintaining and enhancing the highest possible animal welfare standards. The Bill is an ideal opportunity for the Government to introduce a ban and I will be supporting Zac Goldsmith’s amendment to the Bill when it is debated in the House. I firmly believe that the time to act is now and I will be voting to bring about a ban and ensure higher animal welfare standards.”