Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP is backing the Government’s plans to mandatory enforce Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in all slaughterhouses in England. The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, announced that these new measures will ensure that all owners of livestock are sticking to the UK’s tough animal welfare laws and treating animals humanely.
The Food Standards Agency and the Government’s own investigative vets will have unrestricted access to the CCTV footage to guard the UK’s high standards of animal welfare. This announcement comes just recently after the Animal Protection Index judged Britain to rank top alongside New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland for its laws on animal welfare.
Andrew said: “England is a country of animal lovers and I know from the level of emails I have had from constituents on this issue how important it is to people in Burton and Uttoxeter.”
“We have some brilliant farms locally to us but this further measure ensures that animal rights are being met right across the country. Although not everyone chooses to eat meat, we all want to see animals treated humanely and with dignity.”