HC Deb 21 June 1921 vol 143 c1122W
Lieut.-Colonel HILDER

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether, as one form of a memorial to the war services of horses during the War, the Government will take steps to forbid absolutely the docking of horses, a practice which is discountenanced by practically every horse society?


The Ministry is of opinion that the principal objection to the docking of horses on the score of cruelty has been removed by the provisions of the Animals (Anæsthetics) Act, 1919. It is not proposed therefore to promote further legislation on the subject.