The UK has secured approval from the European Union to continue the export of horses even in the event of a no-deal Brexit on October 31.
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers confirmed on Tuesday that in the event that the UK leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of the month, EU member states have agreed to grant the UK “national listed status”, which will ensure exports of live animals can continue.
Villiers said the agreement is proof that the UK remains committed to maintaining high levels of animal welfare after Brexit.
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