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The UK’s exit from the EU will exacerbate recruitment problems for the
veterinary profession, making the placement of vets on the Shortage
Occupation List an immediate priority, according to British Veterinary
Association (BVA) and
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in their joint response to the
Migration Advisory Committee’s Call for Evidence on the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.
A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.
Animal health agencies call for a
continued close relationship between the UK and EU on animal medicines
safety, regulation and supply.
“Actions speak louder than words, and
this action undermines the Government’s previous promises the UK will
continue to be known for our high standards of animal health and welfare
post-Brexit” – Gudrun Ravetz.
The Federation of Veterinarians of
Europe’s Brexit negotiation plea includes a list of key points of
action, with a request for continued mutual recognition of veterinary
degrees across Europe, high on the list.
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (15 November).