Date lodged: 13 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will implement a ban on the export of live animals for consumption after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 September 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to the welfare of all animals during transport, whether within the UK, or for export purposes. Animals should only be exported in line with strict welfare standards, ensuring freedom from harm and sufficient rest and nourishment to ensure that transport welfare rules are fully complied with. There are no current plans for the Scottish Government to ban this legal, and well regulated, trade.