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Animal Welfare
Live export inspections tightened at Ramsgate

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EVERY consignment of live animals exported through the port of Ramsgate is to be thoroughly inspected for signs of distress or injury to the animals involved, the food and farming minister, David Heath, announced on December 12.

Following an incident in September when more than 40 sheep died at the port, the AHVLA has now been asked to increase its inspections, with inspectors being told to take a zero tolerance approach to any breaches of welfare regulations …

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