Shellfish: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to extend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to crustaceans and decapods.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There are no proposals to extend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to crustaceans or decapods as we do not consider that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate these animals can experience pain.

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