CCTV move for abattoirs
CCTV is to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England, the Government has confirmed, after a consultation showed overwhelming support for the move.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the new rules would “cement the UK’s position as a global leader” on animal welfare standards.
The measures will give Food Standards Agency vets unfettered access to the past 90 days of footage to help them monitor and enforce the standards.
The announcement came after proposals were put out for consultation to industry, welfare groups and the public in August, with more than 99% of almost 4000 respondents supportive.