Thank you for contacting me.
I agree we must ensure this proposed new legislation ensures the welfare of animals in transit generally, not just for slaughter. I can’t bear to even look at the lorries when I see them on our roads.
I am confident the Secretary of State is considering transportation for fattening too as he said “all options” for improving the welfare of livestock during transport were being considered.
However, for the avoidance of doubt, I have written to him to set out my expectation that fattening will be included - please see below.
*UPDATE - Minister's response posted below.
|Letter to Michael Gove re live export of animals for slaughter||130.17 KB|
|Reply from Lord Gardiner||277.95 KB|