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Animal Welfare
Defra seeks views on modifying the animal welfare inspection regime

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DEFRA is holding a six-week ‘non-formal’ consultation on proposals that could reduce the frequency of animal welfare inspections on some farms judged to be at a low risk of non-compliance with welfare legislation.

In a consultation document published on June 15, Defra proposes adding membership of a farm assurance scheme and certification under an organic scheme to the ‘risk model’ used by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency to allocate animal welfare inspections to claimants under the Single Payments Scheme …

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