The Death of Sir David Amess
Animals lost a strong, kind ally today. Sir David Amess dedicated his life to making positive changes for the vulnerable among us – and he leaves behind a lasting legacy.
He was responsible for introducing the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988, which made it illegal to bind horses and mules in ways that would cause them suffering. He also campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking and cruel puppy mills, and he tabled an early day motion to adopt modern research methods that spare animals suffering in painful experiments.
He fiercely fought against any changes to the Hunting Act 2004 and lent his support to many animal organisations, including PETA.
To honour his memory, we will add a leaf with his name on it to the PETA Tree of Life memorial, which celebrates individuals who made a difference – and Amess did that in spades.