Government still resisting putting animal welfare at heart of trade policy

Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Source: 
RSPCA

Yesterday's Agriculture Bill Committee debate in the House Lords once again failed to convince us that the UK's farm animal welfare standards will be protected as the Government starts to conclude trade agreements.

The debate focused on proposals to put animal welfare at the heart of our trade policy and ensure lower welfare imports do not undercut British farmers, the creation of a 'Trade Commission', and gene editing. It concluded with no solid agreement made by the Government as to how they'll fulfil their manifesto commitment to ensure the UK's farm welfare standards are upheld in any trade agreement.

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