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BVA seeks reassurance on animal welfare codes

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THE BVA is seeking reassurance from the Government that public confidence in animal welfare standards on English farms will not be undermined by a decision to replace statutory farm animal welfare codes with non-statutory, industry-led guidance.

Defra announced in December last year that it was to begin work to replace the statutory animal welfare codes applying in England, starting with the code for meat and breeding chickens (VR, January 9, 2016, vol 178, p 29). A statutory instrument revoking …

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