What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

England: Slaughterhouse CCTV legislation laid

23 February, 2018

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare and give Official Veterinarians unfettered access to footage has been laid by secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Michael Gove. Environment Minister Michael Gove confirmed the plans this morning (February 23) following a public consultation which found more than 99 per cent of 4,000 respondents backed the calls for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England where live animals were present. The legislation will also cover unrestricted access for Official Veterinarians (OVs) to the last 90 days of footage.
The legislation will come into effect from May, once it passes through parliament, at which point businesses will have six months to comply.