UK could ban livestock exports for slaughter after Brexit, says Gove

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Environment secretary proposes increasing welfare standards as he launches consultation on ban

The UK could impose a ban on the export of live animals for slaughter after Brexit, according to Michael Gove.

The environment secretary has launched a consultation into a ban and called on industry experts and campaigners to submit evidence. The consultation will also look at the possibility of introducing higher welfare standards for the transportation of live animals.

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