Steve Reed calls for end to cruel dog meat trade
Croydon North MP Steve Reed has called for an end to the inhumane dog meat industry, in a debate in Parliament.
Dog meat consumption is prevalent in some Asian countries, and leads to cruel treatment of animals, huge risks to human health, and encourages theft of family pets.
Speaking in the debate, Steve said:
“The cruel and barbaric treatment of dogs and cats for food in a small number of countries is a stain on humanity, and a threat to human health that needs to be stopped”.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.