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Brexit and Animals
EU negotiator signals future relationship negotiations are on course for acrimonious start
Barnier pours scorn on Johnson's spokesman ahead of trade talks
28 February 2020
Last Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted its resolution commenting on the EU’s mandate for the coming EU-UK trade negotiations, reminding the Commission of the importance of ensuring a level playing field when it comes to animal welfare standards.
Brexit: EP says no full access for Great Britain if animal welfare is not protected
21 February 2020
We’re campaigning to ensure animal welfare isn't compromised when we leave the EU, and that our standards are protected. Leaving the EU presents us with some opportunities to improve animal welfare.
Interactive experience about Brexit and Animals
11 September 2019
No deal ‘cannot be allowed to happen’, Minette Batters says
No-deal Brexit could cause mass slaughter of UK lambs as end of European trade spells ‘disaster’ for farmers
7 July 2019
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.
Brexit impasse poses threats to animal welfare
21 January 2019
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.
Eurogroup for Animals Brexit & Animals Taskforce to ensure animals don’t pay the price for no deal
22 October 2018
Brexit is coming and, inevitably, so is the deadline for the UK and the EU-27 to conclude the withdrawal agreement.
Barnier calls for a EU-UK Veterinary Area to lower checks on live animals
15 October 2018
The European Parliament has today approved a Resolution on the framework of the future relationship between the EU and UK, post Brexit. This comes ahead of the negotiations on the long term relationship, where the Parliament will have a final say.
MEPs vote to prevent deregulation in animal welfare post Brexit
14 March 2018
According to the Guardian, the EU is looking into adding a “punishment clause” in the future EU-UK trade agreement.
Post Brexit UK could be punished by EU for lowering animal welfare standards
5 December 2017