BVA responses to consultations

BVA is a key stakeholder on animal health and welfare, public health, and other veterinary matters. We work with our members and specialist divisions to respond to consultations from government departments and bodies, and the RCVS, as well as other stakeholders. 

You can search our archive of responses below using keywords.

Consulting body Consultation Response published
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Code of Practice for the welfare of pigs

09 March 2018

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Code of practice for the welfare of laying hens

09 March 2018

FAWC Farm Animal Welfare Committee

Welfare of goats at time of killing

09 March 2018

Scottish Government

Registration and Licensing of Animal Sanctuaries and Rehoming Activities in Scotland

03 March 2018

EFRA Committee

Feeding the nation: Labour constraints inquiry

02 March 2018

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Brexit and Northern Ireland inquiry

22 February 2018

Welsh Government

Code of Practice for the welfare of laying hens, meat and breeding chickens

12 February 2018


National Assembly for Wales: Wales’ future relationship with the EU

09 February 2018

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development DARD

TB Strategic Partnership Group recommendations to eradicate bTB in NI

05 February 2018

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Draft Bill

31 January 2018

Scottish Government

Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee managing the cat population in Scotland

29 January 2018

EFRA Committee

Draft Animal Welfare Bill inquiry

26 January 2018

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