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Poultry Industry News By Category: Poultry Welfare
15 February 2019
RSPCA reveals shoppers could be buying meat from animals that were not stunned before slaughter as UK Government releases delayed figures
UK Government responds to the RSPCA and BVA's call for delayed slaughter figures to be released to the public...
13 February 2019
BVA calls for a holistic view of animal welfare during live transport
As the political appetite for improvements to live animal transport increases, the BVA urges the government to put welfare at the centre of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK...
12 February 2019
Griffiths Family Farms aims to lead the UK barn (cage-free) revolution
Griffiths Family Farms are investing in new laying and rearing facilities in anticipation of major UK retailers and food services removing colony eggs by 2025 ...
08 February 2019
Noble Foods gets a high-welfare barn for its cage-free commitment
UK - Vencomatic Poultry UK Ltd has announced a partnership with market leader Noble Foods, to offer a high-welfare barn production system as part of their cage-free 2025 commitment....
RSPCA Cymru and BVA renew calls to ban non-stun slaughter
UK - A warm welcome has also been given to confirmation from the Welsh Government that no non-stun slaughter is currently practiced in Wales. ...
06 February 2019
Joint call to end non-stun slaughter
UK - The RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces to call on the UK Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering...
01 February 2019
Polar vortex strikes US farm belt as backyard poultry keepers build igloos
USA (Reuters) - Farmers from North Dakota to Iowa buckled down for some of the coldest weather in a generation on Wednesday, throwing extra rations to pigs or building igloos for chickens in the teeth of sub-zero temperatures and bone-chilling winds...
23 January 2019
Depicting the poultry value chain in miniature
Aviagen hatchery and delivery truck featured in Georgia Poultry Lab diorama ...
19 January 2019
Ten big shoots kill more birds than 3,000 smallest
The country’s ten biggest game shoots released 1.4 million birds for shooting last year — more than the smallest 3,000 shoots combined, analysis by The Times has found...
18 January 2019
French foie gras makers fed up with toughened California ban
FRANCE (Reuters) - French producers of foie gras, the rich liver delicacy made from force-feeding grain to ducks or geese, have denounced a ban on the product in California, saying they make the creamy paté humanely, following all the rules...
Carrefour to audit abbatoirs, demand cameras for animal welfare
FRANCE - (Reuters) - Carrefour will audit the slaughterhouses which supply its own-brand meat and ask them to install cameras in response to rising consumer demand for socially responsible practices...
16 January 2019
Resolution needed to secure UK animal health and welfare says NOAH, after Brexit landmark vote
UK - NOAH urges politicians to work together to agree an urgent resolution to Brexit negotiations in order to provide certainty for animal health businesses....
14 January 2019
Global fast food companies in the crosshairs for substandard animal welfare
GLOBAL - World Animal Protection released a ranking of the world's largest fast food groups' poultry welfare standards in a call for better treatment of the most consumed animal protein across the globe...
12 January 2019
New book from Dr Mark Fisher provides a fascinating insight into the history of animal welfare
GLOBAL - 5m Books have published "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics" by animal welfare expert Mark Fisher, which introduces the complex subject of the human-animal relationship in farming systems...
11 January 2019
French producers attack US decision on foie gras ban
FRANCE (Reuters) - French foie gras makers have accused the US Supreme Court of bowing to false claims by vegetarian lobbyists with its refusal to hear an appeal against a California ban on the delicacy produced from force-fed ducks and geese...
Scotland to mandate CCTV in abbatoirs
SCOTLAND - Legislation is to be brought forward this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present...
10 January 2019
Animal rights activists saved by Heimlich manoeuvre: Ag-Gag law struck down in Iowa
USA - Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Iowa struck down the Iowa Ag-Gag law, holding that the ban on undercover investigations at factory farms and slaughterhouses violates the First Amendment...
08 January 2019
US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California foie gras ban
USA (Reuters) - The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected the latest challenge to California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn...
07 January 2019
RSPCA urges government to honour its food labelling promise
UK - “Method of production” labelling should be mandatory for all animal products in the UK if the government is serious about better animal welfare post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA...
02 January 2019
Animal rights activists target S-Group over battery farm eggs
ISRAEL - Animal rights activists have launched a campaign protesting the sale of eggs laid by battery farm hens at some of the S-Group’s Prisma hypermarkets. The activists have put up signs in some of the group’s stores in Pori, Tampere and Jyväskylä...
31 December 2018
50,000 chickens killed in poultry farm fire overnight
NEW ZEALAND - Fifty thousand chickens were killed in a huge fire in west Auckland early in the morning of 27 December 2018...
28 December 2018
How to keep your chickens warm in winter
As winter approaches, finding ways to protect your flock from the elements can be difficult – especially for smallholders who don’t farm poultry on a large scale...
21 December 2018
Duck, duck, goose: Survey reveals UK consumers don't want EU foie gras after Brexit
UK - 67 percent agree that food produced using methods prohibited in the UK should not be allowed into the country...
17 December 2018
RSPCA responds to Stacey review on farm inspections and animal welfare
UK, 17 December 2018 - A more flexible and incentives-led approach to farming regulation has been recommended as part of a wide-ranging review into the sector published Thursday 13 December...
Canadian poultry farms charged with animal abuse after investigation
CANADA, 17 December 2018 - On November 14, 2018, as result of an investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), 38 charges under the Health of Animals Regulations were laid against Elite Farm Services, Dwayne Paul Dueck, Chilliwack, British...
 
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