Live Animal Exports

While we are still in the EU we are unable to take action on this issue because under European Union single market rules it is illegal to ban the export of animals to other EU countries; there are instead EU and UK laws to protect the welfare of live animals during transport. 
While the UK negotiates our departure from the European Union, we will remain a member and will continue to exercise the rights and obligations that come with membership. However, the Government has a Manifesto commitment that as we leave the European Union, we can take early steps to control the export of live farm animals for slaughter.
I support this commitment and look forward to seeing progress on this important issue.