Racehorse Protection

I participated in a debate regarding the protection of racehorses in which I discussed the importance of improving the welfare of racehorses in the United Kingdom. I have a personal interest in animal welfare, due to the Cheltenham racecourse falling into my constituency and my own love of animals, and I believe it is important to do all we can to in order to protect horses in the industry. Although big improvements have been made, we must continue to move forward and I certainly want to continue working with the BHA in order to help it to do so, but that is the best way forward rather than creating another body.