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Mixed views on animal welfare devolution

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By Josh Loeb

Devolution of animal welfare has provided a really important catalyst for change across the whole of the UK

Devolution of animal welfare has led to ‘challenges’ and ‘great confusion,’ a prominent vet who helped shape influential legislation believes.

Chris Laurence, who was awarded an MBE in recognition of his work on the Animal Welfare Acts of 2006, suggested Westminster had been misguided in relinquishing powers over some veterinary matters from Whitehall to the devolved administrations at Holyrood, Cardiff Bay and Stormont.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland now make their own …

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