17 NOVEMBER 1928, Page 21


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.]

SIR, —There are many indications that public opinion would strongly approve of the passing of a Bill making the use of the humane killer compulsory throughout the kingdom.

It is earnestly hoped thatt, such a Bill will be one of the first measures to be brought forward by the Government of the newly elected Parliament next year, and it is to be hoped that the existence of the enormous number of private slaughter- houses, which is far greater in this country than in any other, and on this account cannot possibly be effectively supervised, may also receive consideration - in such a am, [We earnestly trust that a measure making the use of the humane killer compulsory will be introduced in the next Parliament. But the forces of reaction are busy and we must all bestir ourselves.—En. Spectator.]