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RSPCA urges people in Bedfordshire to act now to save animal welfare post-Brexit

The RSPCA is urging people in Bedfordshire to lobby their MPs to vote to ban lower welfare imports when the Agriculture Bill returns to the Commons on Thursday (1 October 2020).

The RSPCA said that a failure by MPs to support it will leave the UK facing a flood of imports such as chlorinated chicken, eggs from hens kept in barren battery cages, pork from pigs reared in sow stalls and hormone beef – products made to welfare standards that are illegal in the UK.

A government spokesperson said:

“Our manifesto commitment could not be clearer – we will not compromise on our high environmental protection, animal welfare and food standards.”

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Green recovery at the heart of this year’s Bees’ Needs Week (13 – 19 July)

Bees’ Needs Week got underway today (Monday 13 July 2020) to highlight what everyone can be doing at home to care for pollinators.

Bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in food production and agriculture. They contribute the equivalent of over £500 million a year to UK agriculture and food production, by improving crop quality and quantity. And they are also vital to our wider, natural ecosystems.

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