Animal welfare charities have welcomed a big milestone as a legislation to ban reside export for slaughter takes its first steps in direction of implementation.
H&H reported final month that the King’s speech had included an announcement of the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Invoice. The invoice was launched to parliament on Monday (4 December).
“This marks a big milestone in [our] nearly 100-year historical past,” a spokesman for World Horse Welfare stated. “The invoice will ban reside animal exports of horses and others, together with cattle, sheep, and pigs, for slaughter and fattening from Nice Britain.”
The invoice comes after 87% of respondents to a public session agreed that livestock shouldn’t be exported for slaughter and fattening.
World Horse Welfare chief govt Roly Owers stated: “We’re delighted that the Authorities has launched this invoice and can put its muscle behind making it legislation. We all know horses are being exported for slaughter ‘underneath the radar’ regardless of none being formally declared for this function.
“This invoice will lastly make it unlawful, one thing we have now been campaigning for since our charity’s basis. We sit up for working with Defra to make sure that the proper measures are put in place to implement this vastly vital piece of laws.”
World Horse Welfare thanked all those that had backed its campaigns urging the Authorities to progress on this laws, because it continues its marketing campaign to cease long-distance transport to slaughter within the EU.
Kerry Postlewhite, assistant director of campaigns and prevention on the RSPCA, stated: “After 50 years of campaigning to finish reside exports, it’s so essential, and welcome, that the UK Authorities is appearing to ban the reside export of animals – outlawing the lengthy, crowded journeys, psychological exhaustion, bodily damage, dehydration and stress which can be a actuality for cattle on these pointless journeys.
“It’s nice that the brand new Defra secretary of state has proven such sturdy and enthusiastic help beforehand for a ban on reside exports – and we sit up for this coverage turning into a actuality.”
Atmosphere secretary Steve Barclay stated: “We now have a few of the highest animal welfare requirements on this planet.
“This invoice makes use of post-Brexit freedoms to strengthen these requirements by stopping the export of reside animals for slaughter and fattening, which we all know causes animals pointless stress and damage.”
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