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The BVA's Ethics and Welfare Group met at the beginning of November. The use of animals for human benefit – for example at livestock shows, in sport, or for research – was a major item on its agenda. The discussion focused on livestock shows in particular.
THERE have been recent reports of alleged breeches of welfare codes at livestock shows, and the EWG hopes to see cooperation between all stakeholders to ensure unacceptable practices do not occur. The group is currently working on a position statement on exhibiting animals at shows, but has agreed that …