Campaigners say a recent UK vote will deny sentience to animals, but the reality is rather different. The real issue is what happens to animal welfare post-Brexit
Poultry meat production in the European Union sets the standards for the rest of the world. If it is about animal welfare, reduced usage of antibiotics or meat quality, the EU is leading. As a consequence its cost price level is among the highest in the world as well. That is the main concern for AVEC, the European poultry processors association.
Animal welfare advocates are joining worker rights and food safety groups in opposition to a poultry industry proposal to speed up portions of processing lines at chicken plants.
The National Chicken Council says speeding up processing won't hurt birds. Others disagree.
Animal welfare lobby group Mercy for Animals has filed the first-ever petition calling on the US Department of Agriculture to include poultry in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
Animal welfare protest groups are calling on Japan to preserve animal welfare standards at the Tokyo Olympics taking place in 2020.
After eight months of repeated delays, the USDA has kicked the can down the road even further on the Organic Livestock and Poultry practices rule (“organics rule”) and delayed its implementation for at least another six months. Photo...Show More Summary
There is an inconvertible relationship between animal cruelty and human violence. We need laws to allow law enforcement agencies to interrupt this cycle of violence in its early stages, no matter who the first victim is. That’s why we...Show More Summary
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is a UK-based professional organization for veterinary surgeons and nurses. They describe their mission as: We aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. We do this...Show More Summary
Here: And now I have given up eating animal products. What prompted this, however, was not concern for my health. Neither was it concern for animal welfare. It was, rather, something that I had not thought much about before: the...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle, the world's largest packaged foods company, said it aims to use only eggs from hens that live outside of cages, becoming the latest foodmaker to react to concerns about animal welfare.
International food conglomerate Kraft Heinz has announced it is to expand its animal welfare commitments to include higher standards of well-being for broilers in its US supply chain.
Keeping exotic pets, such as reptiles and amphibians, has become increasingly popular, but concerns over public health and safety, animal welfare and conservation have sparked debate.
Keeping exotic pets, such as reptiles and amphibians, has become increasingly popular, but concerns over public health and safety, animal welfare and conservation have sparked debate. Several articles published by Veterinary Record today analyse arguments for and against the growing trade in - and keeping of - reptiles and amphibians.
China has promised to vigorously promote work on animal welfare at a major conference this month, hosted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Another rare North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, adding to an already unusually high mortality rate this year, according to an animal welfare organization.
Animal welfare groups now say it is time for cruelty-free supply chains to apply to fish, especially as aquaculture becomes more important to the global seafood supply.
For many of us, a version of heaven is spending time in a magical room full of fuzzy-ball-batting cats and kittens. (Unless you’re allergic, then maybe this scenario is more like a nightmare—but it’s still an adorable nightmare nevertheless.)...Show More Summary
Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in recent years in how livestock are raised. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that.
A leading expert in fish behaviour argues that our fundamental understanding and assessment of animal welfare must be changed to consider fish, or risk continued catastrophic impact on their welfare, in an article published today in Animal Sentience.