HC Deb 12 February 1914 vol 58 cc346-7W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what system of administration exists in this country for the prevention of the practice of exporting to foreign countries horses, crippled and worn out in their masters' service, destined for cruel slaughter and exploitation abroad?


The exportation of horses from Great Britain to the Continent is regulated by the Diseases of Animals Act, 1910. The system of administration cannot be described within the limits of an answer to a Parliamentary question, but I am sending to the hon. and learned Member a copy of the Board's Annual Report for the year 1912, in which he will find full particulars. The report for last year will soon be available.