A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 18 – 31 March 2021 Cross-sectoral Farmers across NSW inspect livestock and properties after flood (ABC)Rescue dogs in cages, cows submerged under water and a VERY sad wallaby: Devastating pictures show dozens of stricken animals rescued from the flood waters (Daily Mail UK)Animal welfare campaigners urging public to snitch on farmers (The Scottish Farmer O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Lack of outside pasture may lead to poor well being in dairy cattle (Farming Life O/S) Pigs in pork production Measuring pig emotions and why it matters (Pig Progress O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production MPs unite to call for total ban on ‘wicked’ foie gras in the UK (The Guardian O/S)The biggest animal welfare success of the past 6 years, in one chart (Vox O/.S)Feather pecking in hens leads to cascade of consequences (Watt Poultry O/S)Who Invented Chicken Nuggets? (History.com O/S)Banning Chicken Cages Won’t Make Eggs Humane (New Republic O/S)Leading food companies call on the EU to phase out the use of cages in animal farming (The Poultry Site O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Trust In Australian Wool campaign attracts worldwide interest (Sheep Central)AWEX extends the NWD review submissions deadline to 6 April (Sheep Central) Animals in transit & at...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 4 – 17 March 2021 Cross-sectoral MSU researchers receive $1 million grant to make livestock farming network (WLNS.com O/S)RSPCA Assured reports soaring accreditations and recognition (The Grocer O/S)UK’s Ruminant Health & Welfare group identifies priority areas for 2021-2023 (The Cattle Site O/S)Veganuary inspires up to 1.5 million Brits to try vegan or veggie diet (The Grocer O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production New lameness initiative cuts costs and improves welfare for dairy cattle (The Cattle Site O/S)Alternative Meats Bringing Uncertain Future For Cattle Farmers (Forbes (O/S) Pigs in pork production Pig farmers in limbo over farrowing crates (StuffNZ O/S)Pigs Have One Alarmingly Human Trait That Has Scientists At A Loss (Honest to Paws O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Cage-free legislation is a logistical nightmare for retailers (Watt Poultry O/S)Supermarket adopts measures beyond Better Chicken Commitment (Poultry World O/S)McDonald’s sustainability director says customers can expect more from RSPCA-approved chicken menu (News.com.au) Sheep in meat & wool production Nuffield scholar says put sheep meat and wool ‘under one roof (Sheep Central)Call to add pain relief status to National Wool Declaration (Sheep Central) Animals in transit & at slaughter ...

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17 March 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qode_accordion style="toggle"][qode_accordion_tab title="Cross-sectoral"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] MSU researchers receive $1 million grant to make livestock farming network (WLNS.com O/S) RSPCA Assured reports soaring accreditations and recognition (The Grocer O/S) UK's Ruminant Health & Welfare group identifies priority areas for 2021-2023 (The Cattle Site O/S) Veganuary inspires up to 1.5 million Brits to try vegan or veggie diet (The Grocer O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Cattle in beef & dairy production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] New lameness initiative cuts costs and improves welfare for dairy cattle (The Cattle Site O/S) Alternative Meats Bringing Uncertain Future For Cattle Farmers (Forbes (O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pigs in pork production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Pig farmers in limbo over farrowing crates (StuffNZ O/S) Pigs Have One Alarmingly Human Trait That Has Scientists At A Loss (Honest to Paws O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Poultry in meat & egg production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Cage-free legislation is a logistical nightmare for retailers (Watt Poultry O/S) Supermarket adopts measures beyond Better Chicken Commitment (Poultry World O/S) McDonald’s sustainability director says customers can expect more from RSPCA-approved chicken menu (News.com.au) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Sheep in meat & wool production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Nuffield scholar says put sheep meat and wool ‘under one roof (Sheep Central) Call to add pain relief status to National Wool Declaration (Sheep Central) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in transit & at slaughter"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Agriculture Minister David Little slams live exporters 'fearmongering' over regulation fees (QLD Country Life) Cattle stranded on ship to be destroyed in port as second vessel returns to Spain (Guardian O/S) Wellard posts $2m half-year loss after live export trade tightens (QLD Country Life) Live exports ban would have significant effect on farmers – exporter (NZ NewsHub O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in aquaculture"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] New Ways To Assess Stress in Fish Are Urgently Needed in Aquaculture (Research Outreach O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in research & teaching"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Scientists vs. Animal Welfare Activists in the 1920s (JStor Daily O/S) Germany Finds New Method to Replace Animal Testing (One Green Planet O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in racing & sports"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] BHA ready to throw open racing's stable doors in wake of Elliott scandal (The Guardian O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Chinese 'polar bear hotel' opens to full bookings, criticism (CNN O/S) World Animal Protection welcomes corporates embracing wildlife-friendly tourism (WAP O/S) Cuttlefish Show Impressive Ability to Exert Self-Control (Smithsonian Magazine O/S) Meet the animal welfare scientist who is reimagining zoos (CBC CA O/S) About wild dogs (Pestsmart) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pets & companion animals"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] RSPCA VIC backs harder family violence pet law (Yahoo News) Call for national puppy farm, animal cruelty laws as breeders eye NSW's more lenient rules (ABC) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Podcasts & presentations"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Thinking and communicating about farm animal welfare: "de-polarizing" stakeholder views – Beth Ventura (Univ Minnesota O/S) The importance of observation in cattle handling. (ADHB O/S) Cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin (ADHB O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Policy"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Dutch meat industry seeks to improve animal welfare with new code (Pig333 O/S) Congress just passed the COVID relief package with funding for activities that would improve animal welfare (HSUS O/S) NZ’s failing animal welfare system is letting responsible farmers down (The SpinOff NZ O/S) Rabobank: California’s Prop 12 a call to lead on animal welfare (Meat+Poultry O/S) UK Government urged not to rush into banning farrowing crates (Pig World O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Other/Publications"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] RSPCA Australia Science Update https://www.rspca.org.au/what-we-do/our-role-in-animal-welfare-science/science-update-newsletter Is empathy uniquely human? (Varsity O/S) International collaborations can both maintain animal welfare standards and advance science (Speaking of Research O/S) Emily A. Buddle, Heather J. Bray, Rachel A. Ankeny (2021). “Of course we care!“: A qualitative exploration of Australian livestock producers’ understandings of farm animal welfare issues, Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 83, 2021, Pages 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.02.024 Sofia Wilhelmsson, Maria Andersson, Inger Arvidsson, Camilla Dahlqvist, Paul H. Hemsworth, Jenny Yngvesson, Jan Hultgren. Physical workload and psychosocial working conditions in Swedish pig transport drivers, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Volume 83, 2021, 103124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2021.103124 Dallago, G.M.; Wade, K.M.; Cue, R.I.; McClure, JT.; Lacroix, R.; Pellerin, D.; Vasseur, E. Keeping Dairy Cows for Longer: A Critical Literature Review on Dairy Cow Longevity in High Milk-Producing Countries. Animals 2021, 11, 808. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11030808 Vigors B, Ewing DA, Lawrence AB (2021) Happy or healthy? How members of the public prioritise farm animal health and natural behaviours. PLOS ONE 16(3): e0247788. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247788 Schmidt K, Duffield D, Rodriguez Ferrere M, and Knight A. (2021). Farmed Animal Welfare Law in New Zealand: Investigating the Gap Between the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and its Delegated Legislation. Wellington: New Zealand Animal Law Association. Rivera SN, Knight A and McCulloch SP (2021). Surviving the wildlife trade in Southeast Asia: reforming the ‘disposal’ of confiscated live animals under CITES. Animals 11(2), 439. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11020439. Zemanova MA and Knight A (2021). The educational efficacy of humane teaching methods: a systematic review of the evidence. Animals; 11(1):114 Phillips, H.N.; Heins, B.J. (2021). Effects of Outdoor Stocking Density on Growth, Feather Damage and Behavior of Slow-Growing Free-Range Broilers. Animals 2021, 11, 688. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11030688. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][/qode_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1605068053503{padding-top: 2% !important;padding-bottom: 2% !important;}"] Conferences, Seminars & Events [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] DIARY HOLD - Animal Welfare Horizons 2021, Brisbane December 1st  - Details to be announced. DIARY HOLD – The National Primary Industries Animal Welfare Strategy 11th Annual Forum, Brisbane, December 2nd – Details to be announced. Express interest on NAWRDES Webpage Wool Producers “Trust in Australian Wool” campaign launch.18 March 7.00pm AEDST (Wool Producers) Getting to Zero Webinar. Foster Care, Covid and Technology. March 18 1.00pm AEDST (G2Z) National Livestock Wellbeing Seminars – Topic TBA – 13 April 1.00pm AEST (Univ Adelaide) Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Recent advances in animal...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 18 February – 3 March 2021 Cross-sectoral Plant-based meat doesn’t stack up as a planet saver, scientists warn (Farm Online)How do animal welfare standards impact the taste of meat?  (Food Navigator O/A)Red Tractor Standards Review (Red Tractor O/S)Spanish OCV asserts that “animal welfare is a science that should be included in the veterinary profession” (Sunday Vision O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production The impact of heat stress on beef cattle: how can shade help? (OUP Blog O/S)Animal Welfare Committee opinion on the welfare of cattle kept in different production systems (Gov.UK O/S)Talented young meat and livestock scientists show vision, passion for the industry + pictures (Beef Central) Pigs in pork production Mass depopulation on pig farms, what does science say? (Pig Progress O/S)Opinion: Why banning pig farrowing crates is a backwards step (NZ Herald O/S)Concern at changes to Red Tractor pig standards (Farming Life O/S)Body cameras used to assess pig welfare (Farms.com O/S)  Poultry in meat & egg production Study: Mortality in cage-free flocks declines over time (Watt poultry O/S)Building Hen Resilience (Canadian Poultry O/S)Broilers track their own lifetime activity (The Poultry Site O/S)‘Dying like flies’: A million chickens die on way from farm to abattoir each year (Guardian UK O/S)Morrisons to launch new high-welfare chicken range (The Grocer O/S)Welfare focus is changing broiler growing in Europe (Watt Poultry O/S)McDonald’s Australia agrees to use RSPCA Approved chicken (The Poultry Site)Avoid large eggs to protect hen welfare, consumers urged (Vnonline O/S)  Sheep in meat & wool production Australian grower bodies plan wool awareness initiatives (Sheep Central)Changing consumer sentiment pushes for improved sheep handling (ABC) ...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 4 – 17 February 2021 Cross-sectoral UK food retailer Waitrose unveils new mobile animal welfare app (The Pig Site O/S) and WaitroseOnce we have lab-grown meat, will we still need animal advocacy? (Fast Company O/S)Tactics used by animal activists threaten livestock operations (AgriNews O/S)World must switch to plant-based diets to halt biodiversity crisis, say experts (Independent O/S)The perils of intensive farming (Engineering and Technology O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Arla looks to create ‘happy cow measure’ for dairy herds (Farming UK O/S)ADHB cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin (ADHB O/S)Farmer wellbeing linked to cow health (Farms.com O/S)Outlook on the Vegan Cheese Industry in North America to 2026 – Key Drivers and Restraints (Yahoo O/S) Pigs in pork production The long road toward loose housing of lactating sows (Pig Progress O/S)Pigs can play videogames, scientists discover (The Conversation O/S)Mass depopulation on pig farms, what does science say? (Pig Progress O/S)Charges dropped against animal rights activist who secretly filmed Iowa pigs being killed (Aberdeen News US O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production New study finds cage-free egg-laying hen mortality declines over time (Eureka Alert O/S)The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken (New York Times O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Taking Stock: Wool industry focused on contentious issue (The Land)Wool brokers oppose Victorian dingo re-introduction proposal (Sheep Central) ...

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(Fast Company O/S) Tactics used by animal activists threaten livestock operations (AgriNews O/S) World must switch to plant-based diets to halt biodiversity crisis, say experts (Independent O/S) The perils of intensive farming (Engineering and Technology O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Cattle in beef & dairy production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Arla looks to create 'happy cow measure' for dairy herds (Farming UK O/S) ADHB cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin (ADHB O/S) Farmer wellbeing linked to cow health (Farms.com O/S) Outlook on the Vegan Cheese Industry in North America to 2026 - Key Drivers and Restraints (Yahoo O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pigs in pork production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] The long road toward loose housing of lactating sows (Pig Progress O/S) Pigs can play videogames, scientists discover (The Conversation O/S) Mass depopulation on pig farms, what does science say? (Pig Progress O/S) Charges dropped against animal rights activist who secretly filmed Iowa pigs being killed (Aberdeen News US O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Poultry in meat & egg production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] New study finds cage-free egg-laying hen mortality declines over time (Eureka Alert O/S) The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken (New York Times O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Sheep in meat & wool production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Taking Stock: Wool industry focused on contentious issue (The Land) Wool brokers oppose Victorian dingo re-introduction proposal (Sheep Central) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in transit & at slaughter"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Netanyahu appeals to European leaders not to outlaw kosher slaughter (Jerusalem Post O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in aquaculture"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] America’s largest animal welfare organisation launches aquaculture standards (The Fish Site O/S) £3.3bn: the ‘hidden’ cost of salmon farming in Scotland (The Ferret O/S) Stepping up aquatic animal welfare (The Fish Site O/S) Fish welfare: Transparency in salmon farming “extremely weak” and legislation needed, report flags (Food Ingredients 1st O/S) Vegan Charity Exposes Welfare Issues And ‘Severe Overcrowding’ On UK Trout Farms In Investigation (Plant Based News O/S) Fish Without the Catch: Seafood Alternatives Are on the Rise (Sentient Media O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in research & teaching"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Understanding Animal Research is a  UK not-for-profit organisation that explains why animals are used in medical and scientific research. Funded by universities, professional societies, industry and charities. AgriThinking: Navigating the maze of laws on animal welfare in agribusiness research (Lexology) Surrogacy method to aid welfare in poultry research (The Poultry Site O/S) Stem cell study could curb need for animal tissue (The Pig Site O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in racing & sports"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] New whip rules to be trialled this weekend (JustHorseRacing) NSW greyhound racing stronger than ever after animal welfare wakeup call (News.com.au) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Human noise affects animal behaviour, studies show (The Guardian O/S) Zoos struggling in pandemic as group says government hasn't done enough (BBC O/S) Sheep farmers attack new attempt to reintroduce lynx (Farming UK O/S) Scientists Find a Simple Way to Make Your Cat Hunt Less Wildlife - Change Its Diet (Science Alert O/S) Feral camels rounded up in Australian outback and sold online for weed control (The Guardian) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pets & companion animals"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Detailed horse welfare indicators made available in vast repository (Horsetalk NZ O/S) 5 ways to help your pet through lockdown and reverse the trend of pet abandonment (Waltham PetCare O/S) Dog Training, Animal Welfare, and the Human-Canine Relationship (Companion Animal Psychology O/S) Pets are helping us cope during the pandemic—but that may be stressing them out (National Geographic O/S) Curious Kids: how can we tell if an animal is happy without a wagging tail? (The Conversation) House Renews Effort to Protect Children and Animals from Abuse (Animal Welfare Institute O/S) Waltham Foundation Funding Application Call [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Podcasts & presentations"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] ADHB cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin (ADHB O/S) Presenting climate science to Australia's Zoos – Some welfare content. (Vets for Climate Action) Thinking and communicating about farm animal welfare: "de-polarizing" stakeholder views and why this matters, by Dr. Beth Ventura, University of Minnesota. Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time Zone Canada. (University of Guelph) The future of food: An AgCatalyst virtual event. 25 Feb 2pm AEDST (CSIRO) Eurogroup for Animals podcast episode: Launch of the World Federation for Animals (EuroGroup for Animals O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Policy"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: statement on animal sentience (Scottish Govt O/S) Heat Stress A Priority During Busy Year For Animal Welfare Work (Scoop NZ O/S) Victorian Government accused of being too slow to adopt measures to keep activists off farms (ABC) PAN wants Animal welfare to be taught in schools (Portugal NewsOnline O/S) RSPCA UK Thrilled as Animal Welfare Bill Moves to Next Stage (Everything Horse UK O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Other/Publications"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Review of smallholder groups and networks in Australia (AHA) Survey for beef and sheep farmers affected by 2019–20 bushfires https://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/news/survey-for-beef-and-sheep-farmers-affected-by-201920-bushfires Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of pigs Ed. Sandra Edwards. https://shop.bdspublishing.com/store/bds/detail/workgroup/3-190-89133 Wildlife Research represents an international forum for the publication of research and debate on the ecology, management, and conservation of wild animals in natural and modified habitats. The journal combines basic research in wildlife ecology with advances in science-based management practice.  (CSIRO Publishing) Publications by members of International Society for Applied Ethology. Access full-text copies of recent applied ethology papers published by members of the ISAE. (ISAE) Why Aren’t More Veterinarians Vegan? (Sentient media O/S) Louise Scanlon, Pru Hobson-West, Kate Cobb, Anne McBride & Jenny Stavisky (2021)...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 21 January – 3 February 2021 Cross-sectoral PETA’s ‘Pants on Fire’ Awards—10 Companies That Deceive Consumers (PETA O/S)RSPCA’s ambitious new strategy to cut cruelty by 50% (Wales247 O/S)Farmers command deepest trust among public, report says (FarmingUK O/S)Denmark offers mink farmers up to $4 billion compensation after nationwide cull amid coronavirus fears (ABC)Overcoming the impact of COVID-19 on animal welfare: COVID-19 Thematic Platform on Animal Welfare (OIE Bulletin O/S)Animal Law Encyclopedia – is a work-in-progress and will aim to provide definitions for key animal law terms, issues and concepts, as well as summaries of select case law. (Voiceless Australia) Cattle in beef & dairy production Animal welfare decision support tool developed for livestock producers (Beef Central)What makes a ‘happy’ dairy cow, indoors or outdoors? (Scottish Farmer O/S)University of Guelph Leading Global Dairy Farming Genomics Project (The Cattle Site O/S) Pigs in pork production Covid-19 outbreak: Brechin abattoir closure threatens Scotland’s pig sector (Scottish Farmer O/S)Real Welfare scheme demonstrates continued improvements in pig welfare (ADHB O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production CP Foods to certify Thailand’s first cage-free standard (Watt Poultry O/S)Bird welfare in poultry production: dietary soy α-galactosides do play a role! (The Poultry Site O/S)Biden’s latest executive action is a win for chickens and meatpacking workers (Vox O/S)Animal Welfare Charities Say Germany’s Ban on Culling Live Male Chicks Does Not Go Far Enough (Sputnik O/S)McDonald’s Australia introduce SPCA-approved chooks (FoodMag)Germany approves draft law to end mass culling of male chicks (Guardian O/S)HenTrack project uses new tracking to boost poultry genetics (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production More ‘up-to-date’ reference year sought for Sheep Welfare Scheme (AgriLand O/S)Interest sought for non-mulesed wool auctions...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 1 – 20 January 2021 Cross-sectoral Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’? (Civil Eats O/S)What A Delay On Canada’s Gestation Crate Ban Will Mean For Pig Welfare (Forbes O/S)Red Tractor plans stricter standards from November 2021 (Farmers Weekly O/S)Gene-editing plan ‘dark day’ for animal welfare and environment, say farming experts (Independent O/S)Animals farmed: lab-grown ‘chicken’, bird culls, and why pigs really can’t fly (Guardian O/S)The good old ways: can we still farm like our grandparents? (Guardian O/S)Blurred lines between animal welfare and animal ethics (QLD Country Life)Even More Americans Ate Plant-Based Meats In 2020, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating (Forbes O/S)RSPCA calls for cut in meat and dairy as activists launch legal fight to end factory farming (The Independent O/S)MPI’s tips for animal welfare over summer (NZ Herald O/S)Giggling rats highlight call for animal law (Pet Business World O/S)Plant-based dairy, egg product sales reach $4b in 2020 (Feedstuffs O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Pain relief is delivering an animal welfare revolution – Peter Windsor (QLD Country Life)Curious Questions: Are cows actually super-intelligent? (Country Life O/S)Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows? (New York Times O/S)Tips for preventing and handling heat stress in dairy cows (Dairy News) Pigs in pork production Majority of pork buyers show concern for pig welfare, survey shows (WAP Harris Poll O/S)ADHB releases UK Pork sector strategy proposal (ADHB O/S)Outlook 2021: Pig sector three-point plan for secure future (Farmers Weekly O/S)Danish expert questions value of new Chinese face recognition tool for pigs (ScandAsia O/S)  Poultry in meat & egg production South Korea culls 19 million poultry to control avian flu (Watt Poultry O/S)Egg Innovations CEO: ‘Cage-free is a step in the right direction, but it isn’t meeting the entire needs of the birds’. (Food Navigator O/S)Maintaining bird welfare during AI housing measures (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production ...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 11 – 17 December 2020 Cross-sectoral Translating transparency: Brands double down on clear messaging (Food Ingredients 1st O/S)End the cage age – (CIWF O/S)Littleproud welcomes stronger farmer protections against extreme animal activists (Mirage)We’re bringing animals back to prime time TV (Animals Australia)Temple Grandin: alternative business models that farmers consider (New Journal O/S)Animal welfare improvements do not necessarily improve public opinion, study finds (MRCVS O/S)1.4+ Million Farm Animals Died in Barn Fires in 2020 (Animal Welfare Institute O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Cattle producers wanted for pilot policy council (Seedstock Central)Animal welfare and consumer relations (Beef Magazine O/S)The end of dairy’s ‘dirty secret’? UK Farms have a year to stop killing male calves (Guardian O/S) Pigs in pork production Piglets vocally indicate preference for their piglet friends over human conspecifics (Phys.Org O/S)Facial recognition for pigs: Is it helping Chinese farmers or hurting the poorest? (Guardian O/S)Pig welfare calls for broad approach (Pig Progress O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production EU’s largest meat supplier signs the Better Chicken Commitment (The Poultry Site O/S)RSPCA approved turkey at Woolworths, what’s it all about? (RSPCA Aus)Australians can support higher welfare farming during the holiday season (The Poultry Site) Sheep in meat & wool production Changing consumer sentiment pushes for improved sheep handling (ABC) ...

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world Brought to you by Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed. O/S = Overseas source Send us your news! News 27 November – 10 December 2020 Cross-sectoral Queensland launches first review of animal welfare laws in almost two decades (Mirage)RSPCA NSW welcomes parliamentary inquiry findings (Mirage)If we can grow cruelty-free meat in a lab, what is there to beef about? (Guardian O/S)A Farm Sanctuary Tour’s Effects On Intentions And Diet Change (Faunalytics O/S)Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health (New York Times O/S)Industry releases updated reports on cattle and sheep health and welfare (ADHB O/S)How PETA Is Fighting To End Speciesism—And Working With Brands To Promote Eco-Friendly And Vegan Materials (Forbes O/S)Breakthrough theory suggests emotions and mood underpin animal behaviour, much like in humans (Queen’s Univ, Belfast O/S)Animal welfare actions raise productivity, sustainability (Weekly Times)Pain mitigation in sheep and cattle (MLA Factsheet) Cattle in beef & dairy production Working together to harmonise cattle welfare standards (Mirage)Animal Welfare Through an Animal Activist’s Eyes (Dairy Herd O/S)One in five British schoolchildren don’t understand where milk comes from (The Caterer O/S)Pain mitigation for castration in beef cattle in southern Australia (MLA Factsheet) Pigs in pork production Farm visit: Welfare and environment key in innovative barn (Pig Progress O/S)Pain management for piglet castration – what’s the problem? (Pig Progress O/S)Coronavirus continues to roil UK meat supply chain (The Pig Site O/S)Pig sector forum set up to address Covid-19 issues (FarmingUK O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Singapore greenlights the sale of lab-grown chicken meat (The Poultry Site O/S)All hens and other farm birds to be kept inside in GB avian flu crackdown (Guardian O/S)How a Kinder, More Sustainable Hen-Laying Ecosystem Became a Billion-Dollar Business (Inc O/S)Costco making transition to cage-free egg policy (The Poultry Site O/S)Genetic tweaking will help Israel, world stop killing male baby chicks (ynetnews O/S)Is the term ‘free range’ on a product label enough to guarantee good animal welfare? (RSPCA Aust)Why the USDA is being sued – again (NewsClick O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production ...