What are we doing about livestock transportation?

We're able to improve the lives of millions of farm animals each year using our welfare standards for farm animals. The standards have been developed for nine of the most commonly farmed animals in the UK and include hundreds of requirements, based on scientific evidence and practical experience, to ensure higher standards of welfare for all animals reared, transported and slaughtered/killed accordingly.

The standards include requirements on transport, covering areas such as maximum permitted journey times, training of staff, humane handling of animals during loading and unloading, and adequate space provision during journeys.

Engaging with decision makers

We take every opportunity to put forward our views to governments and other key decision makers (both EU and UK) to encourage improvements. We gave both oral and written evidence to the enquiry into live transport and live exports of animals and we'll be asking our supporters to respond to the Government consultation.

Live transport of male dairy calves

Further information about how we're working to solve this welfare problem is available on our dairy cattle pages.

If you share our concerns, you may like to know more about how you can help.

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