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Scottish and Welsh Government response to the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on the welfare of animals during transport.
This response to the FAWC Opinion on the Welfare of Animals in Transport has been issued jointly by the Scottish and Welsh Governments as FAWC is a GB expert advisory body and the FAWC Opinion was commissioned by Defra in 2018 with the support of the Scottish and Welsh Governments. Animal welfare policy is devolved but ideally we would wish to have consistent legislation as far as possible to aid understanding and enforcement as there are many routine movements of animals for various purposes to and from all parts of GB.