Animal Welfare: Tourism

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th November 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government’s policy paper, Action Plan for Animal Welfare, published 12 May 2021, what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Government, (b) Welsh Government and (c) Northern Ireland Executive on bringing forward UK-wide legislative proposals to ban the advertising and offering for sale of specific, unacceptable animal practices in tourism abroad; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government takes the welfare of all animals seriously and is committed to raising standards of animal welfare both at home and abroad. The Government has committed to legislation to ban the advertising and offering for sale of specific, unacceptable animal practices in tourism abroad. We have been discussing these proposals with the devolved administrations and will continue to do so.

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