Welsh Government and Defra have issued a joint consultation on ending live animal exports for slaughter and fattening, that begin in or transit through England or Wales. They are also looking at further improvements to animal welfare in transport. The current rules aimed at protecting animal welfare in transport are derived from directly applicable EU law, Council Regulation No 1/2005. Therefore the Government can now explore alternative options to better protect animal welfare during transport. The UK Government has a manifesto commitment to end excessively long journeys for slaughter and fattening.
The deadline for responses is 28th January, full details can be found here:
Improvements to animal welfare in transport - Defra - Citizen Space