EFSA suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks

By |november 13th, 2019|animal farming, Animal health, animal welfare, chicks, intensive agriculture, intensive animal farming, Intensive farming, meat production, News, poultry|

Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent the unnecessary suffering of male chicks, a new report finds. 

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Communicating modern animal farming

By |oktober 14th, 2019|animal farming, animal welfare, disinformation, Event Report, livestock, meat consumption, media, News|

A communication gap between citizens and farmers in the modern livestock sector is increasingly widening and the general sentiment is shifting from an overall good opinion of those who keep feeding the world toward a negative view on farmers' role in t...

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Animal health the biggest challenge in livestock farming, researcher says

By |oktober 14th, 2019|animal farming, intensive animal farming, livestock farming, Meat, News|

Even more than climate change, animal welfare will be the main challenge for the future of livestock farming and will lead to reconsider the entire system around the health of animals, a French farming researcher told EURACTIV.com.

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The ‘belching cow’ phenomenon and why it’s a problem

By |september 16th, 2019|agriculture, animal farming, CO2 emissions, cows, Germany, methane emissions, News, pigs, quotas|

Methane, which is emitted when cows belch, is the second most common greenhouse gas on the planet but its effect on the atmosphere is about thirty times more harmful than that of CO2. The political agenda is set on curbing CO2 emissions, leaving the is...

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