It is perhaps an opportune time to review the UK approach to the tail docking and castration of lambs.
Animal welfare is a priority shared by producers and society as a whole; however increasingly demanding market specifications, and now historical regulatory standards which have underpinned lamb welfare can both unintentionally constrain changes to rearing systems, at a time when new techniques and science have the potential to open up welfare positive approaches.
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) therefore welcome the opportunity to contribute to the AWC
Consultation. Read more and download the full response here.