Animals: Exports:Written question - 229590

(Southend West)
Asked on: 07 March 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Animals: Exports
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that the UK is able to end the live export of animals after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by: David Rutley
Answered on: 14 March 2019

Our manifesto made it clear that we would take early steps to control the export of live farm animals for slaughter once we leave the EU. We launched a call for evidence last year, the findings of which we asked the Farm Animal Welfare Committee to review. Their report is expected shortly. Once we have received that report, we will consider how best to take forward the manifesto commitment. All options, including a possible ban, remain on the table.

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