Deadlock In Animal Welfare Talks
UK Government has expressed regret at the failure by EU Ministers
to agree improvements to the welfare of farm animals in transit.
The UK was one of a number of countries that felt the package of
proposed measures did not go far enough.
in Luxembourg, the UK's Animal Welfare Minister Ben Bradshaw said:
am bitterly disappointed at the lost opportunity but the proposed
changes would not have improved animal welfare significantly and
in some areas would have made matters worse. That is why the UK
should not support them.
UK was seeking shorter journey times, more space and better ventilation,
but the gap between countries was too great," he added.