What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Britain: Improvements to animal welfare in transport

8 September, 2021

Defra has published its proposals for new rules about transporting animals, including poultry, which are likely to have significant implications for the industry. Now that Britain has left the EU, it's an opportunity for DEFRA to look at alternative methods to better protect animal welfare during transport. The Government will now work with the farming sector and welfare groups to develop several proposals. Currently no timescale has been published for implementing the plans.
- A maximum journey time of 4 hours for broiler chickens, excluding the time taken forloading and unloading.
- A maximum journey time of 24 hours for recently hatched chicks. export journeys of recently hatched chicks. Longer than 24 hours may be permitted if additional criteria are met.