Recently I met with Sarah and Harry from OneKind to discuss animal welfare in Scotland, a cause close to my heart at Westminster.
The charity is currently working with Animal Aid and SNP members on a campaign to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 operational abattoirs that will cover all key areas and is accessibly by independent experts. The Scottish Government currently recommends the installation of CCTV as best practise. However, it is on a voluntary basis and is not required by legislation.
OneKind believes in a compassionate, progressive Scotland that takes action for animals and I am happy to lend my support to their campaign.
Find out more and sign their petition here - www.onekind.scot/CCTV
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