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Rejection of animal sentience from Brexit Bill risks UK short-fall on high animal welfare standards

BVA Senior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz responds to the decision by MPs to reject the inclusion of a clause that would transfer EU legislation on animal sentience into UK law post Brexit


Government announces mandatory CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses

Following years of campaigning, BVA and VPHA welcome Government commitment on CCTV in slaughterhouses


Strong case for vets to be on shortage occupation list

The UK’s exit from the EU will exacerbate recruitment problems for the veterinary profession, making the placement of vets on the Shortage Occupation List an immediate priority.


UK vets welcome WHO recommendations on antimicrobials use

BVA responds to the World Health Organization's guidelines on the use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals.


European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines

Ahead of Brexit negotiations in Brussels this week (8-10 November), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) joins BVA and RCVS to issue a Brexit negotiation plea.


Unique Government insight into Brexit as Defra Minister confirmed for BVA Congress

Defra Minister Lord Gardiner to speak on the Government's EU Exit priorities at this year's BVA Congress, London Vet Show 2017.

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