RH&W responds to AWC consultation on castration and tail docking of lambs


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.