Peers back CLA on importance of animal welfare post-Brexit

25 July 2017

The CLA has responded to the Lords EU Environment Sub Committee report on Brexit and animal welfare published today (25 July). The CLA submitted written evidence to the consultation, some of which is referred to in the report.

CLA President Ross Murray said: “We are pleased to see that Peers clearly understand why it is so crucial to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in animal welfare standards once we leave the European Union.

“It is vital that the Government listens to the advice put forward in this report and engages with the UK food and farming industry so that future trade deals respect existing high standards and do not undermine UK farmers. If our farmers are forced to compete with lower welfare products imported from abroad this would have immediate and serious implications for the rural economy and the viability of many farming businesses.”

Read the Lords report in full here

Read the CLA’s How to establish a UK/EU Free Trade Agreement that works for the food and farming industry policy briefing here