Good farm animal welfare on the menu in Westminster

Good farm animal welfare on the menu in Westminster

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Students from Westminster Kingsway College created an RSPCA Assured street food menu for a prestigious event at the Houses of Parliament.

The event, organised by the RSPCA, communicated the charity’s vision for the welfare of animals, post-Brexit, to influential ministers and MPs.

It also showcased RSPCA Assured farmers and their high welfare produce.

Forty MPs, SNPs and peers attended the event, including Michael Gove, Secretary of State for 

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Speaking at the event, Mr Gove said: "As we leave the EU there are opportunities for us to go further and to improve the animal welfare standards that we have.

"If we insist on high environmental standards and high animal welfare standards that’s not just good in ethical terms, it’s good in business terms as well."

He also acknowledged farmers’ special bond with their animals, their love for the land 

and their commitment to continuing to provide the UK with quality food, given the challenges faced by the farming profession.

He said: "It is for this reason that the RSPCA’s work today in championing farmers who put animal welfare front and centre in everything they do is so important."

“We are hugely grateful to the students, college staff and RSPCA Assured producers who helped make the event a success.
"The students prepared a fantastic, imaginative menu using RSPCA Assured members’ products."

Clive Brazier, chief executive of RSPCA Assured

Date: 15 Nov 2017