Barbaric practices which see animals cooped in tiny trucks for endless hours face ban
BARBARIC practices which see animals cooped up in tiny cattle trucks for endless hours at a time are set to be banned.
Government ministers will unveil new rules in a major victory for Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister’s animal-loving wife.
Cattle will be given more headroom and the amount of time they can be kept on cramped lorries and trains will be shortened.
Farmers will only be allowed to transport them a maximum of between four and 24 hours, depending on the species.
Stricter guidance to stop cattle being moved around in boiling hot or freezing cold conditions is also being brought in.
It comes on top of new rules banning live animal exports for slaughter and fattening, which are going through Parliament.
But plans to ban animals being transported at sea if it is too windy have been ditched.
The new rules will apply to all animals being moved around England and Wales.
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Ministers said they are only free to bring in improved animal welfare standards now Britain is free from EU laws.
The Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “The welfare of all animals, including in transport, is a priority.”
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