Pioneering farmers have shown that it’s possible to give their animals a genuinely good life, while staying in business.
This can become the norm but we need your help!
Thanks to campaigning from passionate people like you, the UK has put a stop to some of the most inhumane practices in the industry. The Government has committed to install CCTV in abattoirs and plans to ban live exports – but more still needs to be done.
Despite some steps forward, in other ways conditions are getting worse: some dairy herds are not allowed outside at all. Many farmers can’t afford to invest in welfare, and believe that the only way to make a living is to get more intensive.
To make matters worse, the UK is being pressured to import produce that undermines our food standards as part of post-Brexit trade deals. This includes meat from animals that have been fed additives that cause them disability and suffering. We cannot compromise our welfare standards, or put the livelihoods of hard-working British farmers at risk, by letting this happen.
Now is a crucial time. The future of UK farm animal welfare hangs in the balance.
With your help, we can put pressure on the Government to ensure the new welfare scheme is as bold and ambitious as possible. We must push for stronger regulation, and rewards for farmers that are delivering a great life for their animals.
Let’s ensure the Animal Welfare Bill commits to the highest possible standards.