12 SEP 2016

Dr Dan raises plight of horses

In trying to bring an end to the plight of some horses being kept in the vicinity of Paper Mill Lane, Dr has written to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA insisting that urgent action is now taken to intervene and protect the animals from further suffering.

Dr Dan has raised concerns over the welfare of the animals on a number of occasions now and continues to have concerns at their poor condition. A number of constituents have contacted Dr Dan in recent weeks and previously, towards the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 setting out their concerns that the horses are being kept in an inhumane and cruel conditions.

Dr Dan said "Despite previous assurances that steps were being taken to ensure the welfare of the animals, it is clear that the situation has deteriorated further and in this unseasonally hot and uncomfortable weather, I am keen to ensure that the welfare of these animals is addressed immediately and that they are no longer subjected to this prolonged cruelty.

In writing to both Suffolk County Council and the RSPCA, Dr Dan has asked that steps are taken immediately to improve the welfare of the animals, as well as seeking reassurance that adequate measures are in place to ensure that their future wellbeing is safeguarded.

Back to all posts


Contact Dr Dan Poulter

Click here to contact Dan

Dr Dan's work in Parliament

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although it is difficult for a board that has effectively had a merger foisted on it to appreciate fully how a hospital will run across two sites—or even three sites, with Orpington as well. I am sure the Minister will go away and think about that in the context of the PFI and whether something more could be done to help with the PFI debt.

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I draw your attention and that of Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is probably worth pointing out, too, that I had the pleasure of being a medical student at King’s many years ago. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing...