League welcomes move to resurrect the Kept Animals Bill
Posted 20th June 2023
Leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed moves to resurrect the Kept Animals Bill and take it forward through parliament.
An Opposition Day Motion tabled by Labour aims to bring back the Kept Animals Bill, something we are urging MPs from all parties to support, and is set to go before Parliament on the afternoon of Wednesday 21 June.
The Kept Animals Bill includes important animal welfare measures such as ending the live export of animals for slaughter or fattening.
It was subject to delays before being scrapped altogether, with the government looking to break up the different elements of the bill and take them forward separately.
However, Andy Knott, chief executive at the League Against Cruel Sports, said: “I’m hopeful the Opposition Day Motion will get cross party support and the bill gets back on track after stalling recently.
“The Kept Animals Bill is an incredibly important piece of legislation which will improve the lives of many millions of animals should it be passed.
“It needs to go forward in its entirety, not be parcelled up as the Government suggested, and its passing and implementation will be a huge step forward for animal welfare in this country.”