Animal welfare standards ON PAPER in the UK are supposed to be high. But with the cuts in Environmental Health Officers and Government veterinary services standards are pathetically poor especially in halal slaughterhouses and Turkey and chicken factory farms. Make the supervision of HIGH STANDARDS in the UK, like CCTV in ALL slaughterhouses and abattoirs compulsory and give out meaningful prison sentences when there is abuse and law breaking. Shameful enough we kill innocent infant animals but to cause unnecessary terror, fear, assaults and painful drawn out deaths is against the laws in place but not punished!
It is vital for the health of the general public, who would buy the cheapest product, unaware of the origin and treatment of the animals and meat, or unwittingly in a restaurant or processed food setting. It is also better for our environmental health not to use hormones, antibiotics or pesticides on animals enabling overcrowding and overproduction.
I don't want any food trade deal with the U.S thank you very much. Seen enough documentaries to know the corporations and Government in America don't give a rats ass about their own people. Keep your shoddy meat. Let's support our own industry and farmers first!