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The National Dairy FARM Program is now the first livestock animal care program in the world to be recognized internationally for its industry-leading animal welfare standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture affirmed this week that...Show More Summary

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth? | Michael Brooks

A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a start Scientific insight is a powerful thing, but will it ever override...Show More Summary

Lobster law: Consider their feelings before boiling them

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Switzerland's unique animal welfare laws are miles ahead of the rest of the world.        

President’s budget a mixed bag for animals

Yesterday, the White House released President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019, which continues the trend of spending cuts for some animal welfare programs. For example, two agencies that oversee animal protection are slated again for deep budget reductions—the... Show More Summary

Governments can't be trusted to deliver welfare standards for chickens

Claims of secret meetings and manipulation of the policy agenda. A split in government ranks, and threats to withdraw from a national review. It's all just part and parcel of the latest round in the development of Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines, in this case proposed new standards for the poultry and egg industries.

DNA region in chickens identified for disease resistance

Breeding companies will be able to select animal with a higher general disease resistance, resulting in lower antibiotics use and higher animal welfare after scientists identified the DNA region in chickens for disease resistance.

PETA Report Warns Letting Foxes Guard the Henhouse Will Gut Scant Protections for Animals in Laboratories

This morning, PETA scientists released a rebuttal to recommendations by a group of animal experimenters and lobbyists that include gutting the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and placing experimenters... The post PETA Report Warns Letting Foxes Guard the Henhouse Will Gut Scant Protections for Animals in Laboratories appeared first on PETA.

EC: Animal welfare has limited impact for agri producers

Animal welfare standards in the European Union have a limited competitive impact for agricultural producers trading on the global market, according to a report released by the European Commission.

Sustainability depends on viewpoint

Animal welfare and the CO2 footprint could conflict with one another. This is why the environmental efficiency of the Dutch poultry sector is not as high as theoretically possible. Nevertheless the Dutch poultry sector is known worldwide as sustainable.

IEC: Global standards for animal health and welfare vital

Global standards for animal health and welfare, which are being established by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE), are vital as part of the growing trade in agricultural products.

Consumers who value nutrition, animal welfare, and the environment tend to purchase less beef

New research released yesterday from leading agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor, Jayson Lusk, and Ted Schroeder finds that growing media coverage and consumer concern about climate change and the environment would lead to lower demand...Show More Summary

It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

One solution to concern over how animals are killed for our plates is labelling that makes this welfare distinction plain on all meat, says Danny Chambers

It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

One solution to concern over how animals are killed for our plates is labelling that makes this welfare distinction plain on all meat, says Danny Chambers

Animal welfare groups claim US chicken victory

The US Department of Agriculture has rejected calls by the poultry industry to increase poultry inspection line speeds.

Two New Essays on Open Democracy

We have two new essays on the progressive and highly-respected Open Democracy site: Why We Must Respect the Rights of All Sentient Animals It’s Time to Consider the Meaning of ‘Animal Welfare’ These essays appear on the Transformation page of the Open Democracy site. Show More Summary

Animal Abusers Policing Themselves? That's Exactly What the USDA Wants to Do

The agency wants to turn over inspections of puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs to the very groups using the animals. After purging thousands of Animal Welfare Act inspection reports and violation notices that used to be available to the public and were searchable online, the political operatives who took over at the U.S. Show More Summary

Modified Marek’s vaccine could protect against multiple diseases

A breakthrough by scientists at the Pirbright Institute in Scotland may reduce the number of vaccines that need to be administered to birds, potentially reducing costs and improving animal welfare.

Protestors to Decry USDA Discussion of Outsourcing Federal Animal Welfare Inspections

What:    On Thursday, PETA supporters will attend and protest the first of four scheduled U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) “listening sessions” in which officials and stakeholders will discuss... The post Protestors to Decry USDA Discussion of Outsourcing Federal Animal Welfare Inspections appeared first on PETA.

Sidney Yost & Amazing Animals Prods Hit With Fines, License Revocation Over Animal Welfare Act Violations; Appealing Government Decision

Hollywood animal coordinator Sidney Jay Yost—the animal trainer on Sean Penn’s Into the Wild and whose Amazing Animal Productions has a resume of films that includes Get Out, Jack Reacher 2, Logan, Django Unchained, The Hunger Games, 12...Show More Summary

Hollywood Animal Coordinator Fined for Welfare Act Violations

Hollywood animal coordinator Sidney Yost—whose credits reportedly include Get Out, The Hunger Games, 12 Years a Slave, The Butler, and Ant-Man, among others—has been hit with $30,000 in fines... The post Hollywood Animal Coordinator Fined for Welfare Act Violations appeared first on PETA.

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