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Protection Of Farm Animals

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to implement the 1976 convention on the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, in respect of poultry, pigs, and veal calves; and if he will make a statement.

The specific recommendations made under the convention with respect to poultry and pigs have been implemented in this country by means of the appropriate codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock. There is as yet no recommendation for veal calves but our ban on the traditional veal crate came into force at the beginning of this year.