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Protecting welfare during transport

The BVA is calling on the government to put welfare at the heart of any decision making with regards to moving livestock within and out of the UK.

Last week, the association published an updated position on the welfare of livestock during transport.

In the position, BVA emphasises its support for current legislation, but says it would like to see improved implementation of existing laws. It makes a number of recommendations intended to build on existing legal requirements.

It also points out that any movement of animals will have a potential impact on their health and welfare, and says that, whatever the type and scale of movement, the welfare of the animals involved must be prioritised and …

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