Veterinary professionals have the opportunity to contribute to an inquiry on the implications of Brexit for farm animal welfare.

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A roundtable discussion will see experts and academics give evidence on Brexit’s possible impact on farm animal welfare.

The Government’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (EUEESC) is running the inquiry, which seeks to highlight any challenges or opportunities the Government will face in maintaining welfare standards.

Roundtable

The inquiry will comprise of a webcast roundtable discussion on 5 April, where industry experts and academics will give evidence on farm animal welfare and Brexit.

The committee is seeking views on the following issues:

  • What impact will Brexit have on assurance and standards in farm animal welfare?
  • Is a decline in farm animal welfare standards post-Brexit inevitable?
  • Which monitoring bodies will need to be replaced or strengthened?
  • What will the Government need to do to ensure continued protection for farm animals across the UK?
  • How can the UK remain a world leader in farm animal welfare?
  • What are the post-Brexit opportunities in farm animal welfare?
  • What is the role of consumer demand and consumer awareness in high farm animal welfare standards?
  • What effect, if any, will the withdrawal from the EU have on the UK’s ability to promote farm animal welfare?

The EUEESC scrutinises EU proposals on agriculture, fisheries, environment and energy, including the Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy.

Any submissions should be sent to the clerk of the committee Celia Stenderup-Petersen (stenderuppetersenc@parliament.uk) no later than 8 April.

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