HC Deb 04 August 1947 vol 441 c128W
Mr. Nutting

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take to put a stop to cruelties perpetrated upon performing animals.

Mr. Ede

This matter is governed by the Protection of Animals Act, 1911, and the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act, 1925, and I have no reason for thinking that, in general, they do not work satisfactorily.