Zac Goldsmith criticises plans to shelve fur and foie gras import bans

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Exclusive: Conservative peer says government should stick to its post-Brexit animal welfare commitments

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Zac Goldsmith has spoken out against the UK government’s plans to shelve import bans of fur and foie gras, which were supposed to be a “Brexit bonus”.

Thérèse Coffey, the environment secretary, told the Sunday Telegraph that she planned not to take forward post-Brexit animal welfare plans championed by the Boris Johnson government, in which Lord Goldsmith was the cabinet minister responsible.

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