Em. Prof. Donald M. Broom

Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare,
University of Cambridge, U.K.




The Concept of Stress in Relation to Welfare

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world

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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

News 2 - 15 June 2022

  • Investment in animal health systems is essential for our future One Health (Euroactiv O/S)
  • Beyond Meat accused protein misinformation in US class action (Beef Central)
  • Germany's new animal welfare label: Does it make a difference? (DW O/S)
  • ASPCA grant funding to support end to US factory farming (DVM360 O/S)
  • Food companies urged to move faster on animal welfare (Watt Poultry O/S)
  • Awards Recognize Animal Welfare And Environmental Achievements (CIWF O/S)
Cattle in beef & dairy production
  • UK: Rewarding higher animal welfare on dairy farms (Dairy Global O/S)
  • US dairy welfare expert speaks at UK collaboration event (The Cattle Site O/S)
  • US Dairy Farm Forced to Euthanize 3,665 Cows After Years of Pollution from Local Air Force Base (One Green Planet O/S)
  • Study shows calm cows might make more milk (NZ Herald O/S)
Pigs in pork production
  • Changing pig care regulations may leave farmers and consumers out of pocket – report (NZ Herald O/S)
  • NPPC, Farm Bureau File Prop. 12 Brief With Supreme Court (NPPC O/S)
Poultry in meat & egg production
  • Pasture-raised hens create challenges for nutritionists (Watt Poultry O/S)
  • FACT Resolves Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Wendy's Regarding Animal Welfare Statements About Eggs (PR Newswire O/S)
  • There are valid financial concerns about going cage free (Watt Poultry O/S)
  • Organic poultry farming on the rise in the UK (Poultry World O/S)
  • Market-driven initiatives to improve broiler welfare (Poultry World O/S)
  • Cal-Maine: HPAI in US is affecting cage-free conversion (Watt Poultry O/S)
  • Activists across Asia call for McDonald’s to end use of cage eggs (FMT O/S)
Sheep in meat & wool production
  • Vet links sheep pain relief changes to biosecurity risk (Sheep Central)
  • Demand depletes stocks of sheep pain relief product (Sheep Central)
  • Sheep, wool and farmer leaders are ready to lobby (Sheep Central)
  • Superfine wool grower develops mulesing alternative (Sheep Central)
Animals in transit & at slaughter
  • No commitment on live sheep trade compensation (Sheep Central)
  • Minister Watt under fire on live sheep trade comments (Sheep Central)
  • Anthony Albanese says live sheep exports won’t be phased out before 2025 (The Guardian)
  • More than 15,000 sheep drown after live export ship sinks in Sudan (The Guardian O/S)
  • Report highlights the social value of saleyards (Beef Central)
  • NZ Ministry for Primary Industries investigates accusations of mistreatment of live export cattle (RNZ O/S)
  • More than 20 million farm animals die on way to abattoir in US every year (The Guardian O/S)
  • Ritual slaughter ban proposal divides Brussels lawmakers (Brussels Times O/S)
Animals in aquaculture and wild caught
  • Global Animal Partnership Takes On Farmed Salmon Welfare, Announces New Standard On World Oceans Day (PRNewswire O/S)
  • SAFE demands code of welfare for farmed salmon (RNZ O/S)
  • Top scientists rip fake claims by anti-fish farm activists (Sea West News O/S)
  • Study aims to improve tilapia slaughtering techniques (The Fish Site O/S)
Animals in research & teaching
  • ANZCCART April/May Newsletter (ANZCCART)
  • The Effects of Different Housing Strategies for Mice and Insights Into Animal Well-Being via PhenoTyper (News Medical O/S)
Animals in racing, sports & work
  • Rodeo is cruel and abusive – it’s time for New Zealand to ban it (The Guardian O/S)
  • Animal rights group asks Kevin Costner not to lead Calgary Stampede parade (CBC O/S)
  • ‘The stars are aligning’ to end horrific long-distance transport to slaughter (Horse and Hound O/S)
  • Greyhound boss defends track safety changes (Stuff NZ O/S)
  • Animal Rebellion protesters run on to track before Epsom Derby (The Guardian O/S)
Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild
  • Daniel Andrews defends plan to cull feral horses as protesters rally outside state parliament (The Guardian)
  • The lions Australians helped whisk out of Ukraine (SMH)
  • Video of Dogs Attacking Pigs Sparks Outrage in New Zealand (Newsweek O/S)
  • Scientists Are Using YouTube to Understand How Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Smithsonian Magazine O/S)
  • Happy, the elephant, isn’t a person, a top New York court rules (The Age)
Pets & companion animals
  • Emotional support pets: experts warn of animal welfare risk (The Guardian O/S)
  • Equine behavior takes center stage in newly funded studies (Equus O/S)
  • Nearly half of Americans support strengthening laws around animal cruelty (YouGov America O/S)
Podcasts & presentations
  • Pig problems and the NZ debate over farrowing crates (Newsroom O/S)
  • German minister presents plans for mandatory animal welfare label (Euroactiv O/S)
  • Why the USDA cannot effectively enforce the Animal Welfare Act (Animals 24-7 O/S)
  • Need for international framework to protect animals, says Shine Lawyers (Lawyers Weekly)
  • New York Lawmakers Pass Groundbreaking Bill to End the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores (PR Newswire O/S)
  • Fury as government waters down post-Brexit food standards (The Guardian O/S)
  • Heather W. Neave, Gosia Zobel, Helen Thoday, Katie Saunders, J. Paul Edwards and Jim Webster. Toward on-farm measurement of personality traits and their relationships to behavior and productivity of grazing dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 105.
  • Zevnik, B., Jerchow, B. & Buch, T. 3R measures in facilities for the production of genetically modified rodents. Lab Anim 51, 162–177 (2022).

Conferences, Seminars & Events

  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour – Workshop On Ethics Of Animal Behaviour And Welfare Research, online 21-22 June, UK daytime (ASAB)
  • Canine Welfare Science Forum 24 – 25 June (Purdue University, US)
  • UFAW International Conference, Edinburgh UK June 28-29 (Details)
  • HSA International Conference – Livestock Welfare during Transport, Marketing & Slaughter. 30 June – 1 July 2022. Edinburgh UK. (Details)
  • Australian Association of Animal Sciences Conference. 5 – 7 July 2022. (AAAS2022)
  • Dr. Lotta Berg (Swedish Uni Ag Sci) –”Compliance with Animal Welfare Regulations: Drivers and Consequences” 9 July 2.00am AEST (Univ Guelph)
  • 2022 ANZCCART Conference, 26th to 28th July, Melbourne, Victoria. (ANZCCART)
  • European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming & International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, 29 Aug-2 Sept University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni)
  • The 55th Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, 4 – 8 Sept 2022. N Macedonia. (ISAE)
  • 77th WAZA Annual Conference, 23 – 27 October, Tenerife. (Details)
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