Council news in brief

25 Jul 2020

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EU Exit and trade

Despite the understandable recent focus on Covid-19, BVA continues to lobby and campaign on veterinary priorities for EU Exit, particularly in the areas of trade, agriculture, the veterinary workforce, pet travel and veterinary medicines. Council members supported BVA’s efforts so far and called for continued lobbying to ensure that the UK’s high animal welfare standards are not compromised by any future trade deal that might allow products from animals raised in poorer welfare environments on to the UK market. Sean Wensley (past-president) noted that ‘the lives of millions of sentient animals’ were at stake, and the importance of this ‘cannot be underestimated’.

‘Under care’ policy position

Council supported a draft framework and recommendations for a policy position being developed by BVA’s Under Our Care working group. This will inform BVA’s response to the RCVS’ ongoing review of under care and 24/7 cover. Comments made...