Farm Animal Welfare Council review of the impact of farm assurance schemes on farm animal welfare.
PDF, 958KB, 72 pages
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
This report looks at the evolution of farm assurance schemes and their influence on animal welfare. It also looks at the welfare impact of organic certification schemes. Recommendations are directed at all players in the food supply chain, with the intention of stimulating greater leadership, particularly from the post-farm sectors who wield more power in the market place.
FAWC believes that the assurance process needs to embrace the treatment of farm animals throughout their life from birth to slaughter and extend to all livestock products, whether fresh or processed. It also believes that the welfare requirements applied to food produced at home should equally apply to imported livestock products.
You can read more about the work of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.