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Danish Muslims and Jews hit back at non-stun ban

Danish Halal and Det Jødiske Samfund (Jewish Society) met with Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Dan Jørgensen to discuss the issue …

Food

US poultry org revises well-being guidelines

The guidelines have been widely adopted by chicken farmers and processors to ensure all US chickens are being properly cared for and treated …

Poultry

New Head for Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science

Poultry News<p>22 January 2014<p><b>US - Purdue University associate professor of animal sciences Candace Croney will lead the newly created Purdue University</b> …

Animal Welfare

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Horsemeat: one year after -> actions announced and delivered!

European Commission<p>MEMO<p>Brussels, 14 February 2014<p>Horsemeat: one year after -> actions announced and delivered!<p>About a year ago, the horsemeat scandal …

Undercover Exposé: Animals Locked in Cramped Cages, Piglets Fed to their Mothers at Kentucky Pig Factory

Pigs Confined in Iron Maiden-like Gestation Crates<p>Sows confined in cramped cages known as gestation crates were fed ground up intestines from piglets …

American South

Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

<b>World Bulletin / News Desk</b><p>Denmark passed a new law forbidding animal slaughter of live or non-anesthetized animals, frustrating Muslims and Jews in …

Kingdom of Denmark

New Programme Supports Animal Welfare at Slaughter

Poultry News<p>04 February 2014<p><b>CANADA - The Canadian government is backing a new programme designed to promote the welfare of animals at …

Study calls for global reduction in livestock antibiotics

The report, written by 26 international scientists and published in The Lancet, claimed the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics in treating …

Health

Conference sees launch of beef sustainability principles

The conference, held in Brussels, saw the coming together of food industry leaders to discuss the issues of beef production and sustainability. …

Food

Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between Canada and Norway challenging …

Animal Welfare

Halal industry questions new RSPCA labelling initiative

· 22 November, 2013<p><b>Members of the halal industry have questioned the RSPCA’s support for compulsory labelling of non-pre-stunned halal products and</b> …

SPCA

- News

Working together drives new ‘Canadian advantage’ in farm animal care<p><b>(Ottawa) 16 Oct 2013:</b> Consensus-based approaches and innovative models for …

- News

National framework, Codes and assessments fuel progress in farm animal care<p><b>(Ottawa) 23 Oct 2013:</b> Major building blocks are in place to advance Canada …

Agriculture

Investment of public funds in intensive animal production

On 13th November 2013, MEPs Sidonia Jędrzejewska (EPP), Karin Kadenbach (S&D) and Martin Häusling (Greens/EFA) hosted a lively panel discussion at …

Europe

MEPs call for mandatory labelling of non-stunned meat

The proposal has been backed by the UK welfare charity the RSPCA and, if passed, will require all meat and poultry products from non-pre-stunned …

Meat

Free-range ISN'T better than factory-farmed: Why caged chickens have 'less stressed' lives than their outdoor counterparts

• <b>Study found enclosed hens less likely to suffer from pecking or fractures</b>• <b><br>High profile campaigns have pushed up free range egg sales dramatically</b>• <b><br>But</b> …

US body calls for better chicken welfare

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently wrote to Mike Brown and Mike Helgeson, the president and incoming …

Welfare

Environment: News & features

Environment

Coalition Notifies Iowa Factory Farm of Intent to File Clean Water Act Lawsuit over Repeated Manure Spills

Large Sow Breeding Operation Continues to Have No Clean Water Act Permit Despite Repeated Illegal Spills<p>A coalition of community, environmental and …

Agriculture

ITC SONAR Kolkata Shows Leadership in Animal Welfare in Bengal

KOLKATA — ITC SONAR Kolkata are leaders in the Bengal hospitality industry for switching to purchasing cage-free eggs. In doing so, the hotel joins …

Animals