The Animal Interfaith Alliance and all of its faith-based members join and support our member organisation, Catholic Concern for Animals (CCA) in paying tribute to their Patron, Sir David Amess, who was murdered on Friday 15th October.
Sir David was a devout Catholic and an active advocate for animal rights in Parliament. In 2015 he met with Pope Francis. He was a great supporter of CCA and regularly contributed to their magazine The Ark.
Most of all, he was a wonderful human being.
The trustees of CCA said: “Trustees, officers, and members of Catholic Concern for Animals are saddened and shocked at the news of the death of CCA Patron Sir David Amess. Sir David was a forthright advocate of animal rights in Parliament, and a faithful and devoted supporter of Catholic Concern for Animals.
“The tragedy of his untimely and violent death, whilst seeking to assist members of his constituency, will leave an enormous void in support for animal rights in Parliament, and a hole in the heart of our Charity.
“His service as a Patron of the Charity since 2014 has been invaluable and his presence will be irreplaceable.”