HC Deb 10 June 1976 vol 912 cc766-7W
36. Mr. Boscawen

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will amend the Transit of Animals (General) Order 1975, particularly in regard to the carriage of pigeons by rail.

Mr. Strang

The provisions of the Transit of Animals (General) Order 1973 are necessary to ensure the humane transport of living creatures, including pigeons. The provisions of this Order do not prevent British Rail from carrying pigeons, or other livestock, but it is required to ensure that no unnecessary suffering is caused.