Consultation outcome

Live exports and improving animal welfare during transport: call for evidence

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We received 366 responses to this call for evidence.

As set out in the original call for evidence, we have now passed information and evidence to the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC).

FAWC have been asked to carry out a review of existing transport standards and make recommendations for improvements for when we leave the EU. We hope to receive FAWC’s report and recommendations later in the year.

Original consultation


Seeking evidence on improving animal welfare in transport, particularly on controlling live animal exports for slaughter, after the UK leaves the EU.

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Consultation description

This call for evidence seeks views and information on all aspects of animal welfare in transport.

Once the UK has left the EU, we would like the welfare in transport regulatory regime to reflect scientific and veterinary knowledge. This evidence will help us determine how we’ll meet the commitment to take early steps to control the export of live farm animal for slaughter.

Published 10 April 2018
Last updated 15 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a short summary of the number of responses received to this call for evidence and what we've done with that evidence.
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