The person in charge of animals at Gilling is responsible for the welfare of the animals under their control and reducing the risk to their welfare.
The ‘person in charge’ of animals changes at different points during the transport process. Prior to loading it is often producer/consignor. During the transport journey the driver is responsible for the welfare of the animals until their arrive at their destination which could be another farm, saleyards or a processing facility. Once at their final destination it is the receiver (e.g. processor, agent, saleyard manager) who become responsible for the welfare of the animal.