Hazel Grove MP Votes Against Animal Welfare Clause

by jontwigge on 19 November, 2017

Local Lib Dems have expressed disappointment that Hazel Grove’s Conservative MP, William Wragg, voted against keeping the EU animal welfare standard that the UK itself put into EU law 20 years ago.

“It was the UK that initially succeeded in getting the EU to accept that animals should be treated as sentient: able to feel pain, hunger, heat and cold. This clause would have transferred and protected that right in UK law after Brexit,” said Cllr Jon Twigge.

The proposal, from Caroline Lucas and the Greens, was supported by the Lib Dems and Labour. The Conservatives voted it down, meaning that there is now no certainty over animal welfare conditions in the UK after Brexit.

The vote, followed comments from Boris Johnson saying that attempts to ban bull-fighting were ­“political ­correctness gone mad”. At the General Election the Conservatives suggested that they might legalise fox hunting.

“Animal welfare is important to British people but we have been let down on this yet again,” said Jon.


2 Responses

  1. William Smith says:

    This is just another example of the fundamental lack of principles that the Conservatives have for others, despite the protestations to the contrary uttered by successive Tory politicians over the years. Remember Mrs Thatchers statements about a caring, sharing party and then what did she do, she destroyed our coal mining industry and many of those people have never worked again, she destroyed our manufacturing capability so that we are now dependant on overseas investment in capital projects, e.g. France and China for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The Tories are responsible for Britain being on the slippery slope to becoming a Third World country, all to serve their own self interest. They are not the party for the people of this country, they are the party for themselves only.

  2. Jackie Moffat says:

    Hang your head in shame Wragg. You do not deserve to be the voice of our constituency. We need a strong voice, prepared to stand up and do the right thing, for all of us, especially those who can’t speak for themselves. Disgusted I am !!!!

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