Non-stun slaughter of animals

I led a debate on banning non-stun slaughter of animals, an issue which is of great concern to me personally, but also to my constituents and the wider public. I would like to thank the British Veterinary Association for their campaigning on this issue and for their guidance ahead of this debate. I welcome the news that the Minister will be holding roundtable discussions with stakeholders from across animal welfare, religious communities and others so that we can move forward in ensuring we are doing all we can to prevent unnecessary suffering of animals at slaughter.