Dogs: Animal Welfare:Written question - 255659

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 17 May 2019
Ministry of Justice
Dogs: Animal Welfare
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of New Clause 23 to the Agriculture Bill which proposes a penalty for eating dogs of imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
Answered by: Paul Maynard
Answered on: 24 May 2019

The consumption of dog meat, animal welfare and amendments to the Agriculture Bill are matters for the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Secretary of State for Justice has not therefore discussed these issues with the Foreign Secretary.

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for general criminal law issues and has frequent discussions on these matters with other Government departments, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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