Thank you for contacting me regarding the live export of horses and animals. I am very sympathetic to your views; I have actively and strongly supported local animal welfare campaigners on this matter over the past few years.
I will continue to support the need for a ban very strongly indeed. I am delighted that in the King’s Speech, it is proposed that there will be a new Bill to ban live animal exports for slaughter. While no animals have been exported for slaughter from Great Britain since the Government announced its intention to bring forward a ban in 2021, I know that this Bill would make that enforceable and permanent.
Please be assured that I will continue to monitor progress on this matter very closely indeed and, where appropriate, will raise our shared views in conversation with relevant ministers.
With best wishes,
Jonathan Lord MP
Member of Parliament for Woking