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UK plans to ban live export

By Christian Jailer @jailerchristian

In happy and positive news from across the pond, increased fury over animals suffering health problems and death as they are taken in trucks across England has created a new policy which sets to ban live export in the country.

“All animals deserve to get the respect and care they deserve at every stage of their lives,” said UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

“We would like to see live exports from the UK banned and a maximum journey time of eight hours introduced,” he said.

In 2017 the British government intorduced compulsory CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses and increased the maximum prison sentence for animal abuse from six months to five years.

Gove said all options for future improvements of animal welfare are being considered, including a ban on live export for carnage.

 

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