§ Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that on 2nd November last a deer was hunted to death by the Warnham staghounds, dying of exhaustion, after a long run, in a stable at Dorking, to which it had been dragged by the hunt servants; and whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation in order to bring such cases within the provisions of the Protection of Animals Act?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I have seen a newspaper report of this case. I am sorry that I cannot add anything to the reply given on the 16th March by my predecessor to a question of my hon. Friend, except to remind him that his own Act for the Protection of Animals, which comes into force next year contains provisions which are directed against some of the worst scandals which have occurred in the hunting of captive animals.