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Meat Industry News By Category: Animal Welfare

28 May 2015
Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock...
Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
27 May 2015
Smithfield Backs Walmart over Animal Welfare and Antibiotics
US - Smithfield Foods has backed US supermarket giant Walmart in its release of the company's new animal welfare and antibiotics...
Good Animal Welfare Standards in Most UK Slaughterhouses
UK – Most slaughterhouses in the UK have been found to have good animal welfare practices, according to the findings of...
Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not be penalised for producing out-of...
20 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
18 May 2015
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
15 May 2015
CCTV as Welfare Check in New BMPA Pork Quality Scheme
UK - The British Meat Processors’ Association is to require CCTV in processing plants as a means of checking on animal...
14 May 2015
Strong Take-up for German Welfare Scheme
GERMANY - German pig meat and livestock sector has seen more than twice the expected number of farms sign up for the industry’s...
12 May 2015
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers...
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading...
New Training Requirements Significant Step Forward for Animal Welfare
UK - New requirements relating to the appointment, training and certification of Animal Welfare Officers in meat production...
07 May 2015
Improved Welfare to Affect Future Danish Pig Markets
DENMARK - Key players in the Danish pig industry have good intentions when it comes to animal welfare, but financial considerations...
05 May 2015
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security....
01 May 2015
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
US - Leading animal welfare and food safety groups are urging the poultry meat industry to reduce antibiotics responsibly,...
30 April 2015
Danish Pig Sector Delivering Improvements in Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish pig meat sector is forging ahead with measures to improve the welfare of pigs and also the eating quality...
28 April 2015
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is...
27 April 2015
European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they...
24 April 2015
Bird Flu Fears Hit Chicken Sales in City, Not Rural Telengana
INDIA - Chicken sales in Hyderabad are reported to be down as much as 80 per cent as consumers are fearful of recent outbreaks...
23 April 2015
Pig Welfare Indicators More Visible in Abattoir
ANALYSIS – Pig carcase inspections at abattoir level may be made more effective by scalding and dehairing processes, Northern...
 
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