Sheep on a transport truck

Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill passes Report Stage in House of Lords 

FOUR PAWS UK responds to the news that the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill has successfully passed its Report Stage in the House of Lords


FOUR PAWS UK is thrilled that this important legislation has cleared another step in the House of Lords and is now close to finally becoming law. Parliament has today sent a strong message that the UK is committed to taking a lead on the world stage for animal welfare.

For too long, cattle and sheep have faced horrific journeys from British ports, inside freight lorries, crammed full, with little space to sit, stand or lie down. Often surrounded by their own excrement, animals are then shipped or taken by road for many thousands of miles, where they are slaughtered on arrival, or fattened ready for slaughter. This is as unethical as it is unnecessary and puts animals at real risk of extreme suffering and distress.

Enough is enough, and we are delighted that Parliament agrees with us that this barbaric practice must stop. We eagerly await this important Bill progressing to a Third Reading as soon as possible, and then taking its rightful place on the statute books. Animals cannot wait. 

Sonul Badiani-Hamment, Country Director, FOUR PAWS UK

Kim Manning-Cooper

Head of Communications UK

07500 583565

7 - 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR


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