Following Michael Fabricant’s proposals to control dogs’ mess in Britain
[see the news release of the 14th January],Michael is now
turning his attention to the protection of dogs in Spain. He and fellow
Conservative MP, Andrew Rossindell, have tabled a Parliamentary Motion
calling for an end to the barbaric practice in Spain of hanging dogs. The
Motion has attracted cross-party support with over 50 MPs signing the
Motion. Now, Michael Fabricant says he will be contacting Conservative
Members of the European Parliament to see what pressure they can bring to
bear on the Spanish Government. Michael has also written to the Spanish
Ambassador – but is still waiting for a reply!
The text of the Parliamentary Motion reads:-
"That this House condemns the barbaric practice reportedly being carried out
in Spain of hanging dogs once they have outlived their usefulness; agrees
with the World Society for the Protection of animals that such appalling
cruelty is scandalous; believes that to treat man’s best friend in such a
callous way is utterly unacceptable in any country; and urges the Government
of Spain to outlaw these most despicable acts of wickedness."
Michael Fabricant now says: "We are constantly being told that the European
Union stands for a new and enlightened Continent. It is astonishing that
dog hanging is practised in Spain and still more bizarre that it is legal.
"Given all the costly legislation that Brussels imposes on the United
Kingdom, I hope they might find time instead to protect the welfare of
animals on the continent. I am counting on Conservative and other Members
of the European Parliament to intervene over this."