UK: poultry industry to have more say
Options for sharing responsibility and costs on animal
health and welfare policy in the UK have been set out in a consultation launched
seeks views on how the farming industry could
be further involved in the decision-making process for animal health and
welfare, such as during disease outbreaks, and whether this should be done
through existing structures and organisations or new organisational
The consultation also looks at the principles of how the funding for animal
health and welfare can be shared between government and the industry in the
â€œIt is only right that the industry should have a greater say in how
disease is controlled and outbreaks are managed, as they are directly affected
by those decisions," said Minister for Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal
Health, Jeff Rooker.
â€œWe want to reform the current system so that the industry is central to
the decision-making process and contributes to the costs of those decisions in a
fair and transparent way.â€
The consultation responses will be used to help develop detailed proposals
on responsibility and cost sharing which will be consulted on in 2008.
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