Animal welfare transport advances

Fir Farm submitted a response to the UK Government’s recent consultation on Improvement to Animal Welfare in Transport.

Key points were:

  • More small abattoirs are needed in order to meaningfully reduce journey times for livestock travelling to slaughter.
  • Proposed maximum journey times are too long and we recommend a much shorter maximum distance, particularly to slaughter.
  • Centralised supermarket supply chains need to be addressed and livestock should be slaughtered wherever possible at their nearest abattoir.

Click here to read our full response: https://firfarm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Fir-Farm-Consultation-on-Improvements-to-Animal-Welfare-in-Transport-Final.pdf

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