The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has welcomed a new debate on Horse Tethering in the House of Commons following many constituents getting in touch to voice their concerns.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies said:
“I’m really pleased to see this issue back on the agenda. Our animals are often our closest companions and it’s important that they’re properly looked after. As Eastleigh’s MP, I know how important animal welfare is for the people that I represent and was pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside Ministers at the Department for Food and Rural Affairs.
“Locally in Botley we have seen first-hand the harrowing impact that fly grazing had on horses and ponies, something that many local residents raised with me, and led me to raise the issue with Ministers.
“Like those same residents, and those that have written to me recently over horse tethering, I support the highest standards of horse welfare, something that I was pleased to see the Minister echo within his closing comments during the debate last night, and I am really looking forward to visiting the Gleneagles Equestrian Centre team, based on Allington Lane, in April, who do so much to teach people in our area about how to care for these gracious animals.”
Recently the issue has seen somewhat of a resurgence with more people looking to make sure that animals are properly cared for and looked after. MPs came together at the adjournment Debate last night to discuss what more could be done, as well as to praise the good work that has already been done by charities such as RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.