Get over ‘fear’ of chlorinated chicken, US tells UK, as RSPCA warns eggs from battery hens may return to supermarkets 31/01/2020
The Stop Live Transport International Awareness Day is planned for tomorrow. KEITH TAYLOR MEP examines whether Brexit and the withdrawal from the European Union will make it more likely that live animal exports will be stopped...
Campaigners say next government must clamp down to avoid risks to human health.
Boris Johnson accused of eyeing post-Brexit US trade deal by ripping out food safeguards imposed by parliament 26/10/2019
‘This is clearly an attempt to make it harder for the public and parliament to ensure protections are not traded away’
UK farmers 'betrayed' by government's Brexit tariff plans that risk flooding UK with lower-quality imported food 08/10/2019
British goods face tariffs of up to 60 per cent while many imports won't be charged any under latest Tory plans.
Post-Brexit food standards 08/03/2019
On Feb 28, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published the US negotiating position on a post-Brexit US–UK trade deal. USTR made clear that the UK must abandon the EU's high food safety, animal welfare, and environmental protection standards as a condition for agreeing the kind of deal many Brexiteers desire.
Operation Yellowhammer: Government no-deal Brexit documents warn of food shortages and riots 11/09/2019
Ministers have been forced to publish details of concerns about public disorder and disruption to medicine and fuel supplies.
The EU has opposed brutal animal welfare and rampant tech monopolies. Post-Brexit Britain will be exposed to both.
Boris Johnson Warned By US Senator That Trade Deal Will Have 'Tough' Time Passing Congress 16/07/2019
"There is bipartisan consensus against blowing up the Good Friday agreement."
Trade deal would open door to meat containing banned growth promoters, from pigs kept in conditions banned in UK, industry leaders warn.
Just in time for Trump’s UK visit, Channel 4’s Dispatches looked at the food standard implications of a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
Liam Fox claims UK could accept chlorinated chicken in US trade deal without lowering food standards 15/05/2019
'There’s been no argument about food safety on chlorine-washed chicken – it’s been an argument about animal welfare'. / The UK could accept chlorinated chicken in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US without cutting food standards, Liam Fox has claimed.
Select committee says government needs contingency plans to protect consumers and businesses from impact from tariffs. / Food prices could rise sharply and farming businesses could be wiped out at the end of a Brexit transition period, a House of Commons committee has warned.
The odds of crashing out of the EU with No-Deal are rising - and here's why that's a bit of a worry.
Farming and industry groups seek government assurances for consumers and UK farmers.
Brexit could trigger major surge in animal testing as EU rules are invalidated, experts warn 25/02/2019
Experiments on animals may have to be replicated if UK companies cannot access testing data for everything from household products to medicines.
EU could impose punitive tariffs on key British exports such as beef if UK seeks to lower regulatory standards.
According to the Guardian, the EU is looking into adding a “punishment clause” in the future EU-UK trade agreement. Such a clause would allow the EU to increase its tariffs back to WTO levels in case the UK ends up lowering “social and environmental” regulations in order to regain a competitive advantage.
Eurogroup for Animals Brexit & Animals Taskforce to ensure animals don’t pay the price for no deal 22/10/2018
As the risk of a disorderly, ‘no deal’ Brexit rises, members of the Eurogroup for Animals Brexit & Animals Taskforce met in London to ensure that the welfare of animals would be safeguarded, whatever happens.
How, indeed whether, Britain will leave the European Union on the 29th March will impact animals and their welfare. Political paralysis in the UK means however that there are more questions than answers at the turn of 2019.
Commission report urges Member States to improve animal welfare and conservation efforts of zoos 16/11/2018
A European Commission evaluation report published last week concluded that the Council Directive 1999/22/EC (known as the “Zoo Directive”) fits for purpose and plays a crucial role with regard to conservation of biodiversity.
The impact of Brexit or a no deal Brexit could make it impossible for a UK zoo to rescue these circus lions.