Defra mulls clampdown on live animal transport


Defra has launched a consultation on live exports, proposing to ban livestock movements if the temperature falls outside of the range 5–30 degrees, unless vehicles have a thermo-regulation system. The proposals also include stricter conditions for poultry, with a temperature range of between 5 and 25 degrees. In its plans, the government department said there were growing concerns about the requirements for the transport of animals, which did not reflect latest scientific evidence on welfare. It said that now the […]