HC Deb 12 March 1883 vol 277 cc212-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can take any steps to give the police power to interfere in the cases of horses suffering from injuries received from accidents in the streets, and prevent them having to lie in pain, often for several hours, before the knacker arrives to destroy them?


in reply, said, in the opinion of the Chief Commissioner, the police had not, as a rule, sufficient special knowledge to enable them to undertake those duties; but instructions would be given that care would be taken to have such animals despatched as soon as possible, and carcases moved.