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It is with a heavy heart that after hearing the news on TV I am reporting the death of 69-years-old MP (Member of Parliament) Sir David Amess (pictured below).
The nonprofit Cruelty Free International wrote in a Facebook post: “The team here is devastated by the awful murder of Sir David Amess MP. Sir David worked tirelessly for animals in laboratories.”
Father of five, Sir David sponsored many parliamentary bills. One of his most significant achievements is the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act (1988).
The Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act came about as a result of his long-standing concern for animal welfare, supported by the National Farmers Union.
According to his website, Sir David campaigned to stop the testing of domestic products on animals, tackled the illegal wildlife trade and fought for an end to puppy farming.
As reported by the Evening Standard, Sir David “opposed the culling of badgers and was one of the few Tory MPs in favor of a foxhunting ban.”
The Evening Standard further reports that: “In his most recent Commons intervention, on September 23, he called for a debate on ‘animal welfare generally, cruelty to animals and the welfare of farmyard animals’ to mark World Animal Day on October 4.”
Sir David died on the afternoon of Friday, October 15, “after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex”, at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.
Police arrested the suspect and recovered the knife.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sir David had an “outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable.”
Sir David, a devout Catholic, was also an anti-abortion activist and patron of the Right To Life charity.
Thank you, Sir David for everything you have done for defenseless beings.
I hope you will be able to protect them all from where you are.
My condolences to Sir David’s family and friends.
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