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on July 29, 2009

Poultry organizations oppose DEFRA's proposal

Concerns over cost-sharing and responsibility drive opposition.

Poultry organizations have opposed U.K.'s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' proposal for a new animal health body, according to a news report.

The organizations – NFUBritish Egg Industry CouncilBritish Poultry Council and British Veterinary Association – have expressed concerns over responsibility and cost-sharing. The new body is supposed to take over animal health matters from DEFRA and will be partly funded by the farming industry.

Though the point of disagreement for each of them is different, the organizations agree that health and welfare should not be separated.

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