§ 20. Miss Fookes
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will refer the intensive rearing and transport of rabbits for commercial purposes to the Farm Animal Welfare Council with a view to regulations being introduced to ensure the animals' welfare.
§ Mr. Wiggin
I understand that the council is already undertaking preliminary work on a welfare code for rabbits which will cover both intensive and extensive methods of production. The transport of such animals is already subject to the Transit of Animals (General) Order 1973.