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Minister launches new animal health and welfare framework for Wales

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A NEW 10-year framework for animal health and welfare in Wales was launched at the Royal Welsh Show last week. The framework aims to increase partnership working with industry and create a more outcome-focused approach to animal health and welfare, with better monitoring and evaluation.

Launching the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework on July 21, Rebecca Evans, the deputy minister for agriculture and fisheries in Wales, said that it provided ‘a really significant opportunity’ to move forward, focusing on the highest standards of animal health and welfare.

‘As we work towards achieving our vision for animal health and welfare, we should be guided by five key principles, which will remain fundamental to our new approach,’ she said. These principles were: recognising that prevention is better than cure; working in partnership; understanding and accepting roles …

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