Finishing pigs on a straw yard© Tim Scrivener
Farmer and countryside interest groups have given a cautious welcome to the government’s new Animal Welfare Bill, despite fears it could be used to curtail farmers’ land management freedom. The draft bill published on Tuesday (12 December) increases the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty tenfold. See also: Gove moves to make CCTV compulsory in abattoirs Animal abusers in England and Wales could be jailed for up to five years, increased from a six-month maximum. The Bill will also ensure […]
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