Neil speaks in animal welfare debate

Today, Neil spoke in a House of Commons debate on the Government's animal welfare policy.

Neil called on the Government to ensure the UK's high animal welfare standards are maintained throughout Brexit trade talks. Neil also welcomed a new Government Bill, announced this morning, to enshrine 'animal sentience' in UK law and to increase maximum sentences for the most serious animal welfare abuses to five years.

You can watch the debate here:http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/9b68888c-06b2-4f55-b9a3-d7c2f200dafa .

You can access the new bill to strengthen animal welfare laws here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-secretary-publishes-bill-to-strengthen-animal-welfare