RSPCA consults on Freedom Food’s future direction

Members of the Freedom Food scheme are being given the chance to give their feedback on the development of the RSPCA’s welfare standards for farm animals.

A recent independent review of Freedom Food (the McNair Report published in May this year) made recommendations about various aspects of the development and implementation of the welfare standards, and the RSPCA has launched a consultation process as an important part of progessing those recommendations.

The RSPCA’s head of farm animals, Dr Julia Wrathall, said she wants to ensure that anyone with an interest in the development of the standards gets the opportunity to put forward their views to help guide the charity’s future work in this area.

“We have drawn up a consultation document, setting out issues on which we would be keen to gather views and information, including the consultation process, the evidence base for standards, and communication on standards-related issues,” she added.

“We would be extremely grateful if people could take the time to provide us with their thoughts on the areas we have outlined in the consultation document, as well as putting forward any suggestions on issues not covered.”

Responses to the consultation close an January 6, 2014. They should be sent by email to: [email protected], with RSPCA Standards Consultation as the email subject.

The consultation document can be downloaded from the link below.

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