- Luke says that Chlorinated chicken is a “genuine risk”
- Condems George Eustice’s stance on Chlorinated chicken
- Animal welfare must be protected
Recently George Eustice refused to say that he would rule out the import of chlorinated chicken into the country. Luke condemed that refusal, as Shadow Envorment Secretary he wants to hold the UK to high standards just as it was befor the UK exited the EU. Luke is a adviocate for animal welfare, as well as making sure that the farmers of the country are treated fairly as well during this transition period.
“British farmers pride themselves on high levels of animal welfare and environmental protections. So why won’t Ministers put into law a ban on any post-Brexit trade deal food imports from the US that are produced to lower welfare and environmental standards? Chlorinated chicken being sold in Britain is a genuine risk, unless this backdoor to lower standard US goods imports is closed and a ban is put into law. It’s not just Labour saying this, there is a chorus of voices from the NFU to the RSPCA and who all want legal guarantees British farm standards won’t be undercut. Labour has proposed an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to put the Prime Minister’s promise on standards into law. The only reason not to back it is if they intend to break that election promise.”