§ COLONEL SIR H. VINCENT
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he sees his, way, in accordance with the prayer of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to issue an Order under the Diseases of Animals Act regulating the exportation of horses and making it unlawful to convey from a port in Great Britain any horse which, owing to age, infirmity, illness, fatigue, or any cause, cannot be conveyed over sea without cruelty, and requiring that each horse carried shall have a separate box or stall provided with battens and means of slinging, and that a sufficient amount of proper food and water shall be supplied on board for the voyage?
THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
I have caused a draft Order to the effect indicated by my honourable and gallant Friend to be prepared for consideration, and I am now taking steps to obtain the criticisms of those who are specially cognisant with the conditions under which the trade is carried on. I hope to be able to finally settle the Order at an early date.