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Government announces new measures to protect animal welfare and increase woodland cover

02 October 2019

The Government has announced proposals to introduce a ban on long journeys of live animals being transported for slaughter and to create a new forest in Northumberland.

There is due to be a public consultation on minimising live animal journeys "in due course", following recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (renamed the Animal Welfare Committee with effect from 1st October 2019).

The new Great Northumberland Forest should see the creation of three new forests in Northumberland, with up to one million trees planted between 2020 and 2024.

Further details of the proposals are available on the GOV.UK website.

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