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Defra’s decision to scrap plans to devolve regulation of animal welfare standards to industry bodies is a mistake. The original plans, part of its wider deregulatory agenda, had met with howls of protest from the animal welfare community who declared their shock and indignation. It would be a “major step backwards” for animal welfare in the UK, people said. Some people even went as far as suggesting it was like “putting the lunatics in charge of the asylum”. But such […]
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