If our local abattoir was forced to close, there would be two immediate effects: animals would be transported much further distances; and farmers would suffer increased costs. There is a consultation about this that closes at the end of tomorrow, Tuesday 12th March, 2019. Here is the full message as received.
Dear High Weald supporter,
The Parliamentary All Party Group on Animal Welfare (APGAW) is conducting a consultation on the animal welfare benefits of smaller local abattoirs. The results will feed into Defra and strengthen the case for government support for these smaller abattoirs in recognition of their contribution to society.
The small abattoir at Tottingworth is critical to the High Weald’s livestock economy which maintains our beautiful landscape but small abbatoirs are facing a crisis.
If you wish to highlight the value of the abattoir to Government please complete the survey by 12th March at: apgaw.org/2019/02/27/abattoir-provision-inquiry-2019
The consultation survey is a downloadable form with 10 fairly straightforward questions, not all of which may apply to you. You will need to complete, save and send the form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of Lord Trees, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0AA. Thank you in advance.
Small-scale, high-welfare farming and local butchers, farmers markets and farm shops, rely on small, local abattoirs. To find out more about their importance, see:
The High Weald AONB team
Clerk to JAC, Grants & Team Support Officer
High Weald AONB Unit www.highweald.org
Advising on the management of one of England’s Finest Landscapes
Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road, Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR