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
Going back to Westminster after the summer recess you can almost feel the impending doom in the air. It’s the calm before the storm. Everyone knows something bad is going to happen. Just not what exactly. Like waiting for the ghoul to reveal itself in a horror movie.
And as the dread unfolds the discussion about whether there should be another Brexit referendum will intensify.
We need to talk about democracy. The UK government recently hosted its first ever “National Democracy Week” – with no sense of irony.
We absolutely should be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the equalisation of voting ages for men and women. Nobody would argue with that.