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RSPCA warns gov not to ‘sell out’ animal welfare in Australia trade deal

The charity is cautioning the government against going back on its commitments to animal welfare standards in the UK for the sake of a quick trade deal with Australia

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is warning the government not to “sell out” animal welfare in its post-Brexit trade deal with Australia.

There are lower legal animal welfare standards in Australia, including barren battery cages for hens, chlorinated chicken, growth hormone treatment for beef and sow stalls.

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