Well I thank my honourable friend for his
tireless campaigning on animal welfare I’m delighted of course that Finn’s law
reached the statute books last year and it is a manifesto commitment which we
intend to deliver as quickly as possible to increase the maximum sentence for
animal cruelty for six months up to five years and of course that builds on the
fact that I’m proud this country has amongst the world’s best animal welfare
provisions including a tough ivory ban CCTV in slaughterhouses and a ban on the
commercial third-party sale of puppies and kittens.