Consultations & Regulatory Updates
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Welfare in Transport Official Controls Consultation
Changes to Animal Welfare in Transport Regulations: Consultation View
Defra are currently seeking views on intended changes to legislation relating to the official controls conducted by the Competent Authority regarding animal welfare during transport. The consultation closed on 21 October 2022.
Animal cruelty: Consultation View
The Sentencing Council is seeking to revise and update the sentencing guideline for animal cruelty, to provide fuller guidance to sentencers. The consultation closed on 1 August 2022.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Moving animals across borders inquiry View
This inquiry scrutinised the impact of the new agreement and relationship with the EU on how animals can be moved across borders, focusing on live animal exports, equines and domestic animals. Its report and Government’s response are now published.
Statutory guidance for Hiring out horses licensing
Hiring out horses licensing: statutory guidance for local authorities, updated 1 February 2022 View
Animal Welfare Committee
BHC response to Animal Welfare Committee call for information on Covid-19 outbreak BHC response
English and Welsh Government Consultations
The are no current consultations.
Northern Ireland Government Consultations
There are no current consultations.
Scottish Government Consultations
Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill View Bill