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 13 - 26 May 2021 Cross-sectoral MLA resource aimed at spreading the green facts on red meat (Beef Central) and https://www.redmeatgreenfacts.com.au/animal-welfare/Animal Welfare Foundation calls for research on the animal welfare impacts of breeding (AgriLand O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Answering tough questions about cow-calf separation (Hoard’s Dairyman O/S) Pigs in pork production Science-based solutions to improving pig welfare – Professor Sandra Edwards interview (Pig World O/S)Expert, (John Pluske), speaks on volatility, mega-trends, role of early life in pig productivity and profitability (The Pig Site O/S)Defra confirms it is ‘examining’ farrowing crate ban as new Animal Welfare Action Plan is launched (Pig World O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Why a tailored approach is key to good feather cover in layers (Farmers Weekly O/S)60 million poultry could starve to death in Colombia (Watt Poultry O/S)‘Foie gras production is not cruel’: Resistance against proposed UK ban on foie gras imports (Food Navigator O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Puma to remove mulesed wool by 2025 (Fashion United O/S) Animals in transit & at slaughter ...

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O/S = Overseas source [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/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 width="1/4"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][button size="big_large_full_width" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text_align="center" link="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjVHJMEjLs1PjBeDce_mYR1BX5RJoP_0F2L_0XZ0jkgzp_ZA/viewform" background_color="#083269" hover_background_color="#f9ae42" color="#ffffff" hover_color="#ffffff" text="Send us your news!" font_size="20" margin="20px 20px 20px 20px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/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_1620863488905{padding-top: 2% !important;padding-bottom: 2% !important;}"] News 29 April - 12 May 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] AVA Animal Welfare Trust Research Grant, applications due 30 June (AVA) Wageningen University to create global animal production database (The Cattle Site O/S) Welfare and clean air on the bill for Pig and Poultry Forum (Pig World O/S) Could the UK knock Germany off the top spot for animal welfare? (Euractiv O/S) Responsible Sourcing (RSPCA Australia) When meat-eaters feel guilty, they choose healthier meat dishes—not veggies (Univ Buffalo O/S) RSPCA Assured UK announces return to 100% in-person assessments (PigWorld 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] Rotterdam ‘floating farm’ criticised after cow falls into the water (Dutch News.nl O/S) Beef 2021: Red meat industry urges people to get more ‘facts’ in their diet (Beef Central) Vegan activists crash Australian state’s Beef Week (Chicago Crusader O/S) Shade plan to improve animal welfare (Farm Weekly) management (Dairy News Australia) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pigs in pork production"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Using AI to gauge the emotional state of cows and pigs (Phys.org O/S) Euthanasia perspectives of Spanish-speaking caretakers (National Hog Farmer 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] Size isn't the only concern when buying eggs (The Poultry Site O/S) Chinese fastfood chain introduces plant-based eggs (Poultry World 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] RSPCA releases tips on responsible sheep meat and wool sourcing (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] Tailored transport rules in times of extreme heat (Pig Progress O/S) Live exports: what countries do Irish cattle go to? Spain has become the number one destination for Irish cattle exports to date this year. (Irish Farmers Journal O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Animals in aquaculture"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] “There is ample evidence that fish feel pain”. Letter in response to previous correspondence in The Guardian. Relevant links are in letter. (The Guardian 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] USDA now only partially inspects some lab animal facilities, internal documents reveal (Science O/S) Creation of First Human-Monkey Embryos Sparks Concern (Wall Street Journal 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] Physiologist Believes Sensors Could Protect Race Horses (Blood Horse 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] South Africa to end captive lion breeding, bone trade (ABC News O/S) Animal welfare improves at Swiss zoos (Swissinfo.ch O/S) UK Zoos Expert Committee, Terms of reference, priorities and membership. (Gov.UK O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Pets & companion animals"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] New Temple Grandin Equine Center at Colorado State University offering new programs in equine world (AgJournal and Colorado State Univ O/S) Dogs ‘on death row’ after baits used to control Australian mouse plague poison pets (The Guardian  O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Podcasts & presentations"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] The Seaspiracy controversy: should we stop eating fish? The Netflix documentary on the impact of commercial fishing has received celebrity endorsements and a huge audience around the world, but it has also attracted criticism from experts who accuse it of making misleading claims. (The Guardian O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Policy"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] UK Laws Protecting Animals To Receive Spotlight In Upcoming Queen’s Speech (Plant Based News O/S) ‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy (The Guardian O/S) Five-year sentences for animal cruelty offences ‘long overdue’ (Vet Times UK O/S) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title="Other/Publications"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Some animals are more equal than others (Vox O/S) The age of weaponized (mis)information (evoke AG) Animal Welfare Assessment: Edition 1 Eds Edward Narayan, Alan Tilbrook and Alan McElligott. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/12603/animal-welfare-assessment-edition-1 Animal Welfare Assessment: Edition 2 Eds Edward Narayan and Alan McElligott. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/18476/animal-welfare-assessment-edition-2 Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre 2021 spring newsletter (Univ. Prince Edward Island) ISAE Papers by members (ISAE) The knackerman: the toughest job in British farming (The Guardian O/S) Kim, DJM, Yoon, S. Guilt of the Meat‐Eating Consumer: When Animal Anthropomorphism leads to Healthy Meat Dish Choices. J Consum Psychol. 2021; 00: 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcpy.1215 Laves J, Herbrandt S, van Meegen C, Kemper N, Fels M. Effect of pens with an elevated platform on space utilization, skin lesions and growth performance in nursery pigs. Animal. 2021; 15(1): 100002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2020.100002 Learmonth, M.J., Sherwen, S.L. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2021). Assessing choice ability and preferences of five Leopard Tortoises (Stigmochelys pardalis) for three stimuli through a novel two-phase preference test. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 9(2). https://doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v9i2.540 Narayan, E.; Barreto, M.; Hantzopoulou, G.-C.; Tilbrook, A. A Retrospective Literature Evaluation of the Integration of Stress Physiology Indices, Animal Welfare and Climate Change Assessment of Livestock. Animals 2021, 11, 1287. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11051287 Simpson, H., Edwards-Callaway, L. N., Cramer, M. C., Roman-Muniz, I. N., Stallones, L., Thompson, S., Ennis, S., Kim, E., & Pairis-Garcia, M. (2020). Preliminary study exploring caretaker perspectives of euthanasia on swine operations. Animals, 10(12), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10122296 [/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 (TAWC) DIARY HOLD – The National Primary Industries Animal Welfare Strategy 11th Annual Forum, Brisbane. December 2nd – Further details to be announced. Express interest on NAWRDES Webpage National Livestock Wellbeing Seminars.  Genetics of pain and wellbeing. 11 May 1.00pm. AEST details - (Univ Adelaide) University of Guelph – Campbell Center Virtual Research Symposium. 12 May 11.30pm AET. No registration required, just join at https://t.co/wIrGQI7Ndm?amp=1 Pig & Poultry Fair Forums 12 May 5.50pm – 13 May 2.30am AEST. (Pig and Poultry UK) South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), ANZLAA and Tecniplast Australia 2021 Animal Welfare Symposium. 13 May.  Adelaide and ZOOM (Techniplast) UC Davis Annual Welfare Lecture – Prof. Don...

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 29 April – 12 May 2021 Cross-sectoral AVA Animal Welfare Trust Research Grant, applications due 30 June (AVA)Wageningen University to create global animal production database (The Cattle Site O/S)Welfare and clean air on the bill for Pig and Poultry Forum (Pig World O/S)Could the UK knock Germany off the top spot for animal welfare? (Euractiv O/S)Responsible Sourcing (RSPCA Australia)When meat-eaters feel guilty, they choose healthier meat dishes—not veggies (Univ Buffalo O/S)RSPCA Assured UK announces return to 100% in-person assessments (PigWorld O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Rotterdam ‘floating farm’ criticised after cow falls into the water (Dutch News.nl O/S)Beef 2021: Red meat industry urges people to get more ‘facts’ in their diet (Beef Central)Vegan activists crash Australian state’s Beef Week (Chicago Crusader O/S)Shade plan to improve animal welfare (Farm Weekly)management (Dairy News Australia) Pigs in pork production Using AI to gauge the emotional state of cows and pigs (Phys.org O/S)Euthanasia perspectives of Spanish-speaking caretakers (National Hog Farmer O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Size isn’t the only concern when buying eggs (The Poultry Site O/S)Chinese fastfood chain introduces plant-based eggs (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production RSPCA releases tips on responsible sheep meat and wool sourcing (Sheep Central) Animals in...

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 15 – 28 April 2021 Cross-sectoral Measuring animal emotions – and why it matters (Dairy Global O/S)RSPCA Assured UK – New  website (RSPCA UK O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Transition cow management (Dairy News Australia) Pigs in pork production Boost in trust in pig farming in 2020 (AHDB UK O/S)Farming pigs and future proofing for a crate-free era (World Animal Protection O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production ‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy (Guardian O/S)Why the US egg industry is still killing 300 million chicks a year (VOX O/S)Payments by results scheme for animal welfare measures (Poultry World O/S)Morrisons targeted by Animal Equality over ‘misleading’ chicken range (The Grocer O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production World First Sheep Sustainability Framework Launched (The Sheep Site) Animals in transit & at slaughter ...

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 – 14 April 2021 Cross-sectoral Keeping livestock: Can we end the cage age? (Science Daily O/S)2020 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW O/S)Fish Welfare Report – (Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production ‘They don’t belong in a concrete shed’: cows still happiest outside (Guardian O/S) Pigs in pork production Producers asked to help shape pig welfare scheme (Farmers Weekly O/S)Transport and tail docking of pigs among EU animal welfare priorities (Pig 333 O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production The future of bird welfare (Poultry World O/S)Food companies ask EU Commission to phase out enriched cages (Poultry World O/S)150,000 hens hatched without male chick culling (Poultry.Network O/S)Market insights for Australia’s chicken meat industry (Agrifutures)For a more enriching environment, Tyson Foods’ animal welfare team lets chickens do the choosing (The Poultry Site O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Stress test: Australian study finds herding sheep via drone better for their welfare (Guardian)Wool exporters seek finalised sheep freeze branding report (Sheep Central)Genetic option to mulesing can keep quality wool on Merinos (Sheep Central)‘Premature’ wool declaration review sparks feedback (Sheep Central)Woolgrowers say they are accountable and consumers can have trust in Australian wool (ABC)‘Vegan wool’ Weganool’s marketing riles up Australian woolgrowers (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 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. 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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) ...