Welfare of animals during transport

This guidance relates to Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations.


Welfare of animals during transport

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The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 and parallel national legislation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Regulation aims to improve animal welfare through raising transportation standards. In particular, it provides significant improvements in enforcement capability in respect of all species.

Further information

Published 13 June 2011