Consultation outcome

Animal welfare: updating the code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

We received 13 responses to this consultation. We have considered the comments received and we’ve produced an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens.

The draft code was placed in Parliament on 9 January 2018. If there are no objections from Parliament, it will come into force in March 2018.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on a new statutory code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, for England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think of our draft statutory code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens. The code of practice is for England only. The code provides up-to-date guidance on the current legislation, maintains animal welfare standards, and reflects the latest scientific and veterinary knowledge.

We would particularly like to hear from organisations and individuals involved in and concerned with the keeping of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens.

Published 11 August 2017
Last updated 9 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. The summary of responses has been published.
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