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 8 - 21 September 2022 Cross-sectoral Evonik using epigenetics to trace animal welfare (Feedstuffs O/S)The on-farm sexual revolution is getting closer to home (ABC)Animal welfare: people’s initiative takes aim at factory farming (Swissinfo O/S)UK Factory Farming Is Booming – When Will We Stop Romanticizing Our ‘Animal Welfare’? (Plant-Based News O/S)To protect animal farming, progress must continue (Rural Life NZ O/S)How to promote beef and lamb as vegans split over fake meat (Beef Central) Cattle in beef & dairy production Dairy cull cows exposed to welfare issues during transport – report (Irish Farmers Journal O/S)The role of cow claw trimming in welfare and profitability (Dairy Global O/S)Animal welfare tools launched as part of Irish research project (Agriland O/S)Ruminant Health and Welfare reiterate rules for calf rearers (Scottish Farmer O/S)Lab-grown ‘marbled’ beef product ready for service (Beef Central)Sex-sorted semen in dairy breeding – what’s the latest? (Dairy Global O/S) Pigs in pork production Is tail biting in pigs related to tail posture? (Pig Progress O/S)Kroger updates animal welfare policy in ESG action plan (National Hog Farmer O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production ‘Free-range eggs’ in EU could be from birds housed all their lives indoors (The Guardian O/S)Can poultry future-proof against changing consumer demand? (Watt Poultry O/S)Best Practice Hens Project - Practice Abstracts – (Best Practice Hens O/S)Encouraging chick play could improve broiler welfare (Watt Poultry O/S)Employee attitude and behavior can affect layer welfare (Watt Poultry O/S)Australia announces new animal welfare standards for poultry (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production 2023 Nuffield Scholar - Enriched environments could enhance lamb production (Nuffield Australia)Reminder for farmers over new docking rules as spring creeps in (RNZ O/S)...

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 25 August - 7 September 2022 Cross-sectoral UK pig, poultry sectors worry over CO2 shortages (The Pig Site O/S)Farmers welcome livestock pain relief classification change, so products can be sold in rural stores (ABC)Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path (HSUS O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Not like udder milk: ‘synthetic’ dairy milk made without cows may be coming to a supermarket near you (The Conversation)Certification affirms dairy’s commitment to highest standards of animal welfare (Morning AgClips O/S) Pigs in pork production Tail biting in pigs – How to spot early warning signs (Pancosma O/S)EFSA provides recommendations to improve pig welfare (The Pig Site O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production UK retailers blocking moves to end the killing of day-old male chicks (The Guardian O/S)US Working Group for Broiler Welfare adds nine members (Meat+Poultry O/S)Free-range egg producers face escalating insurance costs (Poultry World O/S)How laying hens are kept around the world (Watt Poultry O/S)The new organic rule could be expensive for egg producers (Watt Poultry O/S)Philippines’ egg sector offered cage-free opportunities (Watt Poultry O/S)Breeding for welfare and sustainability is good business (Poultry World O/S)UK considers strengthening animal welfare laws after chickens ‘cooked alive’ in heatwaves (Daily Express O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Electric dog collar ban will lead to 'animal welfare disaster', warn farmers (The Telegraph O/S) ...

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 - 24 August 2022 Cross-sectoral Animal activists forbidden from using illegally obtained video footage for campaigns (Beef Central)USDA must now publicly report all animal welfare violations (National Geographic O/S)Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada invests $3 million for animal welfare and tracking (DVM360 O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Dairy-bred beef calves in the spotlight (The Cattle Site O/S) Pigs in pork production NZPork unveils alternative proposals to improve pig welfare (NZ Herald O/S)Happier pigs might mean expensive bacon and less climate-friendly farms (Stuff NZ O/S)Comfortable sow, healthier piglets (Teagasc O/S)UK Pig Industry Welfare Training deadline is fast approaching (Pigworld O/S)Christine Pelland from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Tail Biting Control Still Not A “Slam Dunk” (Swineweb O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Egg producers claim 14 years is not long enough to phase out battery cages (Inside FMCG)RSPCA celebrates historic battery cage phase out (RSPCA Australia)Historic phase-out of battery cages agreed by state and territory governments (Aust Alliance for Animals)Lives of farmed chickens set to improve under new welfare standards (ABC)Virtual reality could boost poultry health, say Iowa State University researchers (Iowa State Univ O/S)Confused About US Chicken Labels? Here's What They All Mean (CNET O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Sheep pain relief products win interim decisions from TGA (Sheep Central)Booster awareness lifts hopes for flystrike vaccine (Sheep Central)Pain relief ‘huge priority’ for Victorian lamb producers (Sheep Central) ...

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 28 July - 10 August 2022 Cross-sectoral Marketing and animal welfare: key to success in South Africa (Farmer’s Weekly O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Welfare group urges farmers to limit transport during extreme heat (The Cattle Site O/S)Animal welfare measures affect the profitability of Swedish milk, beef production (The Cattle Site O/S)Gene-edited cattle can provide future answers to today’s challenges (Farm Progress O/S)Siestas for cows: UK farmers seek new ways for cattle to beat the heat (The Guardian O/S Pigs in pork production Good feeding: A principle to assess on-farm swine welfare (Pig Progress O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production USDA wants to reinstate organic welfare standards; could benefit food safety (Food Safety News O/S)Pressure on retailers to sign up to Better Chicken Commitment (Poultry World O/S)Free range chickens die faster than caged (The OZ)What you know about “free range” egs is wrong (The OZ)Broiler welfare compared under different production systems (Watt Poultry O/S)Updated layer welfare training video series now offered (Watt Poultry O/S)Improving bird welfare during transit (Poultry World O/S)The Egg-Tech Prize seeks to revolutionize global egg production by offering up to $6 million in prizes to develop a technology that determines an egg’s sex before it hatches (FFAR O/S)Moves to enhance laying hen breeding wins philanthropic financial backing (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production SAFE for Animals hits out at NZ Ministry for Primary Industries for 'inadequate' investigation into eight dead rotting sheep (NewsHub O/S) ...

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 14 - 27 July 2022 Cross-sectoral France meat labelling reform prompts calls for Australian action (Beef Central)Stronger legal protection needed for animals in Canada, says researcher (Phys.org O/S)OIE becomes WOAH! (Watt Poultry O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Animal welfare measures affect the profitability of Swedish milk, beef production – brief (SLU O/S)Sex-sorted semen in dairy breeding – what’s the latest? (Dairy Global O/S)Experts gather to discuss future of dairy cow monitoring (Agriland O/S)Calf behavior studied for welfare (Agri-View O/S)PETA is suing a Wisconsin dairy co-op for separating calves from their moms. But why do farmers do so? (Wisconsin Public Radio O/S) Pigs in pork production Securing a piglet’s environment and welfare (Pig Progress O/S)138 Irish commercial farms inspected under pig-welfare directive (Agriland O/S)Securing a piglet’s environment and welfare (Pig Progress O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production A million UK chickens ‘die needlessly each week to keep prices low’ (The Guardian O/S)The UK poultry industry’s response to total cage ban proposals (Farmers Weekly O/S)How laying hens are kept around the world (Watt Poultry O/S)What does the upcoming Prop 12 hearing mean for US eggs? (Watt Poultry O/S)Shift to cage-free for hens in the EU continues (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production World-first sustainability scorecard for sheep and wool industry released in Australia (MLA) ...

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 30 June - 13 July 2022 Cross-sectoral Online animal welfare courses available for young stud beef, led steer exhibitors (Beef Central)Why FMD is a bigger threat than Aus appears to recognise (Beef Central)Positive signs of global change reflected in farm animal welfare awards  (Poultry World O/S)Qualitative Behaviour Assessment app (SRUC O/S)Engaging with Shoppers on Animal Welfare (Newswires O/S)PETA wants its say to be the final word on what is humane when its about food animals (Food Safety News O/S)New USDA Petition Aims To Stop ‘Humane’ Meat Labels (Plant Based News O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Bobby calf slaughter drops due to strong beef prices, dairy industry says (ABC)Cow collars a 'positive' for herd welfare (Rural News NZ O/S)Coalition Calls For NZ Dairy Cattle Code Of Welfare Review To End Intensive Winter Grazing (Scoop NZ O/S)Ukraine urgently needs dairy cows to replace 50,000 killed (Dairy Global O/S)ABC) Pigs in pork production NZ Pig farmers fear animal welfare proposals could doom industry (1News O/S)Draft welfare codes causing stress for Canterbury pig farmers (NZ Herald O/S)Call for higher animal welfare standards for Parma ham pigs (BBC O/S)A Brief for the Pigs: The Case of National Pork Producers Council v. Ross (National Review O/S)How can precision farming tackle sow lameness? (Pig Progress O/S)UK supermarkets urged to stop selling Parma ham from EU caged sows (The Guardian O/S)Why The California Furor Over Humanely Raised Pork Matters Everywhere (Forbes O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Lohmann opts for Seleggt in-ovo sexing machine in German hatchery (Poultry Network O/S)Artificial intelligence could spot baby chickens in distress (Science.org O/S)Construction started on Indonesia’s cage-free layer hub (Watt Poultry O/S)Male layer chick welfare progresses in dietary research (Watt Poultry O/S)Positive signs of global change reflected in farm animal welfare awards (Poultry World O/S)Animal activists sue Costco after releasing poultry-facility video (AgDaily O/S)Will McDonald’s Go Cage-Free In Taiwan? Activists Apply Pressure On The Chain (Plant Based News O/S)Singapore ramps up cultivated chicken meat production (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 16 - 29 June 2022 Cross-sectoral What would a national livestock standstill entail? (Sheep Central)Ethicist’s commentary on use of Ventilation Shut Down (Univ Copenhagen O/S)$1million funding boost to RSPCA South Australia to fight animal cruelty (Murray Valley Standard)New Research Identifies Key Differences Between Intentional Animal Abuse and Neglect (AWI O/S)Animal agriculture 'threatens human survival' (Food Manufacture O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Videos emerge of heat stress deaths in US feedlot cattle (Beef Central)Maleny Dairies addresses animal welfare concerns with artificial insemination, adoption (ABC) Pigs in pork production Comfortable sow, healthier piglets (Teagasc O/S)Study finds mixed litter system, enrichment promotes pig resilience (National Hog Farmer O/S)Pig problems as the NZ debate over farrowing crates continues (Otago Daily Times O/S)Researchers create music as environmental enrichment for pigs (National Hog Farmer O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Costco violates animal welfare laws to sell $4.99 chicken, suit says (Washington Post O/S)UK Government confirms consultation into ending cages in farming (Farming UK O/S)Pressure grows on UK egg sector to end beak trimming (Poultry World O/S)Cages for laying hens banned from new coops, to be phased out in existing ones (Times of Israel O/S)Genetically Engineered Hens Made to Kill Their Own Chicks (Epoch Times O/S)From cages to cage free – an industry perspective (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Biological defleecing trials produce promising results in 'potential game changer' for wool industry (ABC)UK MPs view mulesing footage as FTA is reviewed (Sheep Central)Non-mulesed premiums of 250 cents lead wool lift (Sheep Central)Gippsland sheep farmer gets 10-year animal ban (Sheep Central) ...

presents   Em. Prof. Donald M. BroomEmeritus Professor of Animal Welfare,University of Cambridge, U.K. on The Concept of Stress in Relation to Welfare Watch it on YouTube Other TAWC Talks 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 2 - 15 June 2022 Cross-sectoral 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...

presents Marine animals and their welfare featuring Presentation by: Dr. Brittany Jones, Scientist - National Marine Mammal Foundation, California, U.S.A. on Acoustic monitoring for marine mammal health and welfare Watch it on YouTube Other TAWC Talks 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 19 May - 1 June 2022 Cross-sectoral MPI working with Southern farmers to manage winter grazing challenges (MPI NZ O/S)World Animal Protection Joins SAFE’s Call For A Commissioner For Animals In Aotearoa (Scoop O/S)Experts call on governments to start including animal welfare in sustainable development governance (CABI O/S)Meta‐analysis and systematic literature review of climate change effects on livestock welfare (EFSA O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production The meat and dairy farmers who are going vegan (BBC O/S)Animal activists “sprayed with manure” at UK beef expo (Beef Central) Pigs in pork production Interview with Mike Mendl: Integrating computer vision with pig welfare (Pig Progress O/S)The time has come to stop castrating piglets overseas (Pig Progress O/S)Necrosis and long tails do not go well together (Pig Progress O/S)Drawbacks of proposed pig welfare changes (Otago Times O/S)Carl Icahn gets only 1 percent of McDonald’s investors to support his campaign on pigs. (NYT O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Huge changes for NZ's largest egg business as it moves to free-range (NZ Herald O/S)Sensors reveal effects of perch design on keel fractures (Watt Poultry O/S)Poultry violations at US slaughterhouses (Poultry World O/S)Decoding the labels in the supermarket egg case (Univ Georgia O/S)Novel approach to reduce cold stress in layers (Poultry World O/S)Data shows most companies are meeting cage-free pledges (Watt Poultry O/S)Asia-wide protests against McDonald’s use of cage eggs (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Breech ring method lacks industry research support (Sheep Central O/S)Shear desperation: low price of...

Presentations by:Dr. Kirsty Richards,  with commentaries by Mr. Andrew DavisProf. Culum BrownTalulah Gaunt  Watch them all here Register here to get notified 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 5 - 18 May 2022 Cross-sectoral Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare (Agriland O/S)AWI Partners with Four Paws to Provide Crucial Aid for Animals in Ukraine (AWI O/S)How livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire (Corporate Knights O/S)Slapping a 'vegan' label on your product doesn't always pay off – as people expect it to taste WORSE, study finds (Daily Mail O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Dairy-beef scheme applications up 15% in 2022 (Irish Examiner O/S)Stock must be fit to travel (Dairy News O/S)Russian soldiers kill 110 cattle on Ukraine farm (Dairy Global O/S)Absentee farmer fined $25,000 for animal cruelty to cattle (Sheep Central)Farming Connect O/S) Pigs in pork production ‘Free’ Farrowing: Exploring different international farrowing regulations, industry- and market-led initiatives – Emma Baxter SRUC Brief (SRUC O/S)Why is it relevant to analyse pig vocalisations? (Pig Progress O/S)NZ Pork industry wants welfare code extended to imports (RNZ O/S)'Pig' of a new welfare code (NZ Rural News O/S)Pig welfare monitoring system wins Pig World New Product Award at British Pig & Poultry Fair (Pig World O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Are cage-free mandates wiping out US family farms? (Watt Poultry O/S)Early experience matters when rearing cage-free pullets (Watt Poultry O/S)Austria bans ‘senseless’ killing of chicks with new animal welfare rules (The Local O/S)US cage-free housing state law update (Watt Poultry O/S)What consumers want to know about poultry welfare (Watt Poultry O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production UK sheep sector's Australia concerns 'exaggerated' (Scottish Farmer O/S)Sheep industry is sacrificial lamb...