Reports and Policy

On this page you can find the Sustainable Food Trust report, along with our response to government consultations and other relevant reports and documents.


A Good Life and A Good Death: Relocalising Farm Animal Slaughter

Through the Sustainable Food Trust, a report was produced in 2018 on the current state of the UK's smaller abattoirs.

Call for evidence on livestock transportation

The Sustainable Food Trust submitted a response to the government’s call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and improving animal welfare during transport.

National Craft Butchers position paper

National Craft Butchers have outlined their position on the future of small abattoirs, calling for constructive and innovative government involvement.


Abattoirs must be recognised as public good

Read our press release following our session at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, January 2019. We call for local abattoirs to be recognised as a public good and provided with support.

Response to Defra's Health and Harmony consultation

The CFLA submitted a response to Defra's' Health and Harmony Brexit consultation paper.


Agriculture Bill briefing paper

The Sustainable Food Trust and CFLA published a briefing paper calling for the assistance of MPs and Peers in helping to ensure the survival of small abattoirs and the local meat sector.

Scottish Islands Abattoir Project Report

This end of project report from the Scottish Islands Abattoir Project shows how significant and beneficial small, island abattoirs are to farmers and the local economy.

Joint letter to Michael Gove

Thirty-four organisations have written a joint letter to Defra’s Secretary of State, Michael Gove, asking him to take urgent action to save the UK’s network of smaller abattoirs.