Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales


Sending live animals abroad for slaughter will be banned in England and Wales under new government plans, writes the BBC: ‘Environment Secretary George Eustice said the ban could be in force by the end of 2021 in a post-Brexit break from EU trade rules.

The RSPCA has welcomed the move, saying it would be “a landmark achievement for animal welfare”.’

Veganuary has commented too: ‘This is great progress but sadly won’t be a complete end to live exports 💔 Poultry exports (an industry that was worth £139 million in 2018) and exports for breeding purposes are not included and Northern Ireland will also be exempt.
However, the proposed ban would end the gruelling journeys that thousands of cows and sheep currently endure.
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