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 January 2022 Cross-sectoral Red Tractor digs into consumer perceptions of animal welfare: ‘The majority of shoppers don’t want to know too much’ (Food Navigator O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production How much disruption will Omicron have on the cattle and beef industry? (Beef Central) Michigan State University to host 6th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare as a Webinar Series (Bovine Vet Online (O/S) Calf pilot plans solutions for end of bull calf euthanasia (Farming UK O/S) Is This a Happy Cow? (Vice O/S) ‘Fitbits’ on cows? How technology and health monitoring helps dairy farmers (AgDaily O/S) Last year’s drought and this winter’s supply-chain snags create feed-shortage crisis for Western cattle producers (The Globe & Mail O/S) The beef consumer of tomorrow is evolving (Kansas Farmer O/S) Pigs in pork production Why California’s ‘great bacon crisis’ has yet to arrive (The Guardian O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Millions of layers in Argentina die of heatstroke (Watt Poultry O/S) Pest control: a new focus for cage-free system manufacturers (Poultry World O/S) China’s Egg Industry Moves Towards Cage-Free Production (Plant Based News O/S) UK egg size campaign gains ground (The Poultry Site O/S) Animal Protection Activists Intensify Laying Hens’ Welfare Campaign (Nigerian Tribune O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production All options on AWI’s table to solve sheep shearing crisis (Sheep Central) MLA project to aid non-mulesing sheep producers (Sheep Central) Nicola Sturgeon to raise awareness of sheep-worrying laws (Farmers Weekly O/S) Animals in transit & at slaughter New tech to improve welfare in Australian live export industry (The Countryman) Woolworths to resume processing meat at Teys Australia's Naracoorte abattoir (ABC) Irish farm groups hail European vote result on export of live animal (Irish Times O/S) EU parliament restricts live animal transports (DW O/S) Animals in aquaculture How heat shock therapy can create a paradigm shift in aquaculture (The Fish Site O/S) Animals in research & teaching Virtual global webcast “Animal Welfare Challenges in Research and Education on Wildlife, Non-Model Animal Species and Biodiversity”. Feb 9-10 See events below (Agenda) Animals in racing, sports & work A sport on its last legs - can greyhound racing in New Zealand survive? (StuffNZ O/S) Rodeo sport of calf roping causes stress, fear and should be banned: RSPCA (ABC) Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild Guidelines streamline wild dog management under organic certification in the NT (Beef Central) Victorian dingo opponents aim to remain vigilant (Sheep Central) Pets & companion animals Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area (The Guardian O/S) New Law Banning Dog-Chaining Takes Effect In Texas—And Dominates On Facebook (Forbes O/S) Pets the latest sacrifice in China’s attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero (The Age) The Use of Shock Collars on Dogs (Psychology Today O/S) Taste of summer not always good for canine companions (Canberra Times) ‘Pounds overflowing’: Dogs being dumped as workers return to office (SMH) Who will take your pet when you die? COVID has more owners making plans (Twin Tiers.com O/S) Podcasts & presentations A quiet but decisive revolution in zoos puts animal welfare ahead of the pack (Iowa Public Radio O/S) Resource or Relation? Indigenous perspectives on animals. Dr. Jesse Popp. A seminar co-hosted with the University of Guelph's Department of Integrative Biology, as part of a mini-series on Indigenous views on animals. (Univ Guelph) Exploring connections between cognition and welfare in farmed animals, Dr Rebecca Meagher. Campbell Center for the Study of AW. 27 Jan, 4.30am AEDST Zoom (Univ Guelph) Policy EU to vote on live export ban of calves (Independent.ie O/S) UK government puts animal welfare policies on pause (The Guardian O/S) Outrage As Hunts To Be Made Exempt From Animal Welfare Bill (Keep the Ban O/S) NSW Draft Animal Welfare Bill 2022 (NSW DPI) High-level conference to shape EU animal welfare legislation (Pig333 O/S) Germany plans state animal welfare label on meat in shops (Successful Farming O/S) France: Farms required to designate an animal welfare reference person (Pig333 O/S) ‘Poorly conceived’ trophy hunting bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told (The Guardian O/S) Other/Publications An animal rights activist was in court on criminal charges. Why was the case suddenly dismissed? (The Guardian O/S) Cow review – Andrea Arnold’s deeply moving chronicle of the life of a dairy cow (The Guardian O/S) The big idea: should animals have the same rights as humans? (The Guardian O/S) Milk without the cow: Cellular agriculture could be the future of farming, but dairy farmers need help (The Conversation O/S) Opinion: The paddock of horror near my home is an example of our lax animal laws. (Stuff NZ O/S) Opinion: California’s ham-fisted war on pork offers some useful lessons (Washington Post O/S) Restaurants saved 700K animals with plant-based offerings last year. More options are coming in 2022 (USA Today  O/S) ISAE Papers by members, Rodents, Sows, Dairy Cattle (ISAE) V.J. Brookes, O. Wismandanu, E. Sudarnika, J.A. Roby, L. Hayes, M.P. Ward, C. Basri, H. Wibawa, J. Davis, D. Indrawan, J. Manyweathers, W.S. Nugroho, S. Windria, M. Hernandez-Jover. A scoping review of live wildlife trade in markets worldwide. Science of The Total Environment, 819, 2022, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969722001334 Ebinghaus, A.; Matull, K.; Knierim, U.; Ivemeyer, S. Associations between Dairy Herds’ Qualitative Behavior and Aspects of Herd Health, Stockperson and Farm Factors—A Cross-Sectional Exploration. Animals 2022, 12, 182. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12020182 Feliu, O.; Masip, M.; Maté, C.; Sánchez-López, S.; Crailsheim, D.; Kalcher-Sommersguter, E. Behavioural Development of Three Former Pet Chimpanzees a Decade after Arrival at the MONA Sanctuary. Animals 2022, 12, 138. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12020138 Hewitt, L.; Small, A. Welfare of Farmed Crocodilians: Identification of Potential Animal-Based Measures Using Elicitation of Expert Opinion. Animals 2021, 11, 3450. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11123450 King, T.; Flint, H.E.; Hunt, A.B.G.; Werzowa, W.T.; Logan, D.W. Effect of Music on Stress Parameters in Dogs during a Mock Veterinary Visit. Animals 2022, 12, 187. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12020187 F....

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 December 2021 - 12 January 2022 Cross-sectoral Red Tractor digs into consumer perceptions of animal welfare: ‘The majority of shoppers don’t want to know too much’ (Food Navigator O/S)Humane touch (Meat + Poultry O/S)Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering (BBC O/S)Help on the way for farmers devastated by fire that killed thousands of livestock in western Victoria (ABC)USDA agrees to post slaughter animal records online (National Hog Farmer O/S)Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals (HSA O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production It’s time to cull “cull cows” from our vocabulary (Hoard’s Dairyman O/S) Pigs in pork production Study assesses cost effectiveness of tail-biting reduction methods (The Pig Site O/S)Coalition seeks to block new farm animal welfare law (AgriNews O/S)Editorial: Pork producers should stop fighting animal welfare law giving pregnant pigs more space (LA Times O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Historic turning point: Italy closer than ever to the ban on the killing of male chicks (Eurogroup O/S)Gap between poultry producer and consumer needs narrowing (Poultry World O/S)Welfare group to bring a ‘better broiler’ to the marketplace (Poultry World O/S)Burger King becomes first UK fast food chain to offer vegan nuggets (The Guardian O/S)Natural Beak smoothing (Roxell O/S)Cage-free layer system manufacturers have had to adapt (Watt Poultry O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Findings from probe into ‘shocking’ NSW university training program laid bare (News.com) ...

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 November - 8 December 2021 Cross-sectoral Farmers continue to be the most trusted part of the supply chain, but there is continued demand for transparency (ADHB O/S)Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering (BBC O/S)Vic moves to hit farm-trespassing activists with on-the-spot fines (Beef Central)Guest Opinion: How can we improve animal welfare amid climate change? (Statesman Journal O/S)Consumers Want Labels On Meat And Dairy Products Detailing Animal Welfare (The Independent O/S)Farmers unite to unlock environmental asset values (Sheep Central)Why the future of animal welfare lies beyond the West (Vox O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production What's the best method to reduce calf disbudding pain? (University of Guelph)Major blow for live export trade as MEPs vote for effective ban on transport of unweaned animals (Independent.ie O/S)Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age (Agriland O/S)Cow mobility issues nearly halve after video monitoring (Farming UK O/S)Preparing for Cattle Transport Saves Time, Money and Stress (The Cattle Site O/S)“Fake meat” manufacturers face meat definitions Senate Inquiry (Beef Central) Pigs in pork production Maple Leaf completes conversion to group housing (Pig Progress O/S)The 'soul-destroying' impact of the pig crisis - and why it's happening (Sky News O/S)Animal welfare in EU’s pig meat sector: What’s wrong? (Brussels Times O/S)AWC advise on methods for killing piglets on farm (AgriLand O/S)Pigs beaten and cut without pain relief on farm linked to Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons and Asda (The Independent O/S)What’s next for pigs’ tails? (Pig Progress O/S)APSA Conference (Pig Progress (O/S)Maple Leaf Foods to complete conversion to open housing systems (The Pig Site O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Historic turning point: Italy closer than ever to the ban on the killing of male chicks (Eurogroup for Animals O/S)Cage-free US egg industry: sooner rather than later (Poultry World O/S)Free range now accounts for two thirds of UK egg production (Farming UK O/S)China sets formal standard for businesses to use cage-free eggs (Food Ingredients 1st O/S)Slower growing strains of broiler breeders may alleviate welfare concerns, improve production metrics (Feed Navigator O/S)Global Animal Partnership Releases Initial List of Eligible Broiler Breeds for Animal Welfare Certification (Perishable News O/S)Welfare implications of cage-free egg production (Poultry World O/S)Amazon-backed animal welfare certifier pushes slow-growing chickens (Farm Progress O/S)Machine vision can detect broiler floor distribution (Watt Poultry O/S)Chicken Check In promotes broiler industry transparency (Watt Poultry O/S)Why The World’s Largest Beef Company Is Launching Vegan Chicken (VegNews O/S)8 epic failures of current Poultry Laws (Animals Australia) ...

Learn more Learn more 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 November 2021 Cross-sectoral From 'Fitbits for cows' to DNA testing and certification: How is the meat sector innovating to improve animal welfare? (Food Navigator O/S)Canada floods leave thousands of farm animals dead and more trapped (The Guardian O/S)Animal Welfare’s Most Complex Issues: From Extensive Farming to Stunning (Slow Food O/S)Federal funds used to spur on horse tracing recommendations (ABC)Researchers create new pain-relieving compounds (Technology Networks O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Can we have our (happy) beef and eat it too? (GreenBiz O/S)Dairy licence reinstated with conditions for Canadian Abbotsford farm under B.C. SPCA investigation (Canada.com O/S)Video of Dairy Farm Workers Beating Cows Has PETA Calling On Feds to Shut Down Cedar Valley Farms (PETA O/S) Pigs in pork production Update on gene editing instead of physical castration (Farm Progress O/S)What’s next for pigs’ tails? (Pig Progress O/S)Group housing, the future for sows (The Pig Site O/S)Welfare kills mount as pig farms lose money (Farmers Weekly O/S)study pig aggression to improve animal welfare (Farming UK O/S)30 years after EU Pig Welfare Legislation, will the EU finally step up to protect pigs? (Brussels Times O/S)What Do International Pork Customers Really Want? (Pork Business O/S)One year trial to operate faster processing-line speeds at US pork plants given the green light (Pig World O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Ethical concerns remain with in-ovo gender determination (Poultry World O/S)Free-range chickens may have it better but what makes a hen's life 'good'? (ABC)Canada: Joint animal welfare working group created (The Poultry Site O/S)Progress towards cage-free egg commitments continues despite supply chain disruptions, latest EggTrack Report reveals (Yahoo O/S)Broiler breeders prefer wooden nests (Poultry World O/S)Could robots replace hourly employees in cage-free houses? (Watt Poultry O/S)Swiss launch world’s first plant-based hard-boiled eggs (Watt Poultry O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production ...

Learn more Learn more 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 October - 10 November 2021 Cross-sectoral Can Animals Experience Depression? (Psychology Today O/S) Livestock farming a critical solution for sustainable food systems (The Cattle Site O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production What effect does early social contact have on dairy calves’ welfare? (The Cattle Site O/S) B.C. farm responds to animal cruelty allegations as hidden camera video emerges (CTV News O/S) Abbotsford (Canada) dairy farm has licence suspended amid allegations of animal abuse (Maple Ridge News O/S) Pigs in pork production Pork opens all its doors, from piggery to plant to plate (The Land) Virtual tour of the Australian pork supply chain (Australian Pork Ltd) 3D cameras could boost pig health and welfare, study says (Farming UK O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Australia was planning to phase out caged eggs by 2036, but one state is threatening to derail that (ABC) Food giants call on UK government to ban cages for layers (Farming UK O/S) Moving away from skip-day feeding in broiler breeders (Poultry World O/S) Dutch farmers told to keep poultry indoors to limit spread of bird flu (The Poultry Site O/S) CP Foods to increase cage-free eggs 30 percent annually (Watt Poultry O/S) UK poultry producers helping to end greenwashing (Watt Poultry O/S) Robotics can streamline breeder, cage-free layer management (Watt Poultry O/S) 3 innovations that could fix poultry welfare challenges (Watt Poultry O/S) Taiwan mandates conventional cage systems label on eggs (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Italian and Australian wool trades unite on sheep welfare (Sheep Central) New AWI flystrike spend welcomed by HSI and RSPCA (Sheep Central) Animals in transit & at slaughter On the kill floor: Shocking Indonesian footage sparks new live exports probe (SMH) AVMA Urged to Revise Guidelines to Prevent Mass Killing of Farm Animals by Heat Stroke (Animal Welfare Institute O/S) ‘Babe’ Star James Cromwell Speaks Out Against Sending Irish Pigs to China (Peta O/S) Animals in aquaculture Canadian fish farmers get a code of practice (Sea West News O/S) Animals in research & teaching Qualitative social science and the "Culture of Care" in animal research - Dr. Beth Greenhough,  Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (Uni Guelph) Animals in racing, sports & work Is the Melbourne Cup still the race that stops the nation – or are we saying #nuptothecup? (The Conversation) Melbourne Cup 2021: is a new welfare campaign just good PR or will it protect horses? (The Guardian) Melbourne Cup: the race that … warrants some uncomfortable ethical arithmetic (The Guardian) Does whipping hurt race horses? (The Age) Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild Expedia to stop selling holidays that include captive dolphin shows (The Guardian O/S) NSW government under pressure over kangaroo culling as leaked documents reveal questions over the program's sustainability (ABC) Australia: they plan to cull 10,000 wild horses but scientists say it will not be enough (OI Canadian O/S) Experts call for urgent roo management reforms (Eureka) In defense of zoos and aquariums – opinion (The Campus O/S) Pets & companion animals “Whose opinion matters?”: Conference to navigate the horse-human partnership (Horsetalk NZ O/S) 250,000 cats have no owners in UK urban areas – but there are ways we can help (The Conversation O/S) Home Alone: The Fate of Postpandemic Dogs – opinion (Scientific American O/S) Breeding For Extreme Conformations - European Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) Priorities, clear communication and consensus key to better equine welfare (Horse and Hound O/S) Podcasts & presentations Please don't buy flat-faced animals (FECAVA O/S) Time to end the wildlife trade, with World Animal Protection CEO Steve McIvor (Eurogroup for Animals O/S) Qualitative social science and the "Culture of Care" in animal research - Dr. Beth Greenhough (Uni Guelph) The Welfare and Ethics of Public Display of Dolphins (Zoo Logic) Invertebrate Animal Sentience - Part 1 (Animal Sentience and Wellbeing International O/S) Invertebrate Animal Sentience - Part 2 (Animal Sentience and Wellbeing International O/S) Policy New laws in NY meant to crack down on animal cruelty approved (Spectrum O/S) EU agriculture MEPs call for a scientifically-sound update of animal welfare rules (The Pig Site O/S) Greece votes against ritual slaughter, following EU decision (i24 News O/S) From the farmer’s mouth: Animal welfare demands cause for concern on the land (Food Navigator O/S) Other/Publications Animals farmed: meat taxes, death in farming and anti-climate lobbying (The Guardian O/S) Majority of Top US Fast-Food Chains Failing to Innovate their Menus for Animal Welfare, Climate, Health, New Scorecard Shows (CISION O/S) The Meat Paradox: We Like Animals, So Why Do We Keep Eating Them? (Technology Networks O/S) Vegan and vegetarian meat substitutes could pose health risks, researchers warn (ABC) Animal Behavior & Cognition Vol 8, Issue 4, Nov 2021 (Animal Behavior & Cognition) ISAE Papers by members (ISAE) Brouwers, S., & Duchateau, M. J. (2021). Feasibility and validity of the Animal Welfare Assessment Grid to monitor the welfare of zoo-housed gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 9(4), 208–217. https://doi.org/10.19227/jzar.v9i4.607 Clegg, I. L. (2021). What Does the Future Hold for the Public Display of Cetaceans?, Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research (published online ahead of print 2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/25889567-bja10023 Glanville Carmen, Ford Jennifer, Cook Rebecca, Coleman Grahame J. Community Attitudes Reflect Reporting Rates and Prevalence of Animal Mistreatment. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, 2021, 1140. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fvets.2021.666727 Gradidge, S., Zawisza, M., Harvey, A. J., & McDermott, D. T. (2021). A Structured Literature Review of the Meat Paradox. Social Psychological Bulletin, 16(3), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.5953 Kalies, A.; Baumgartner, J.; Beyerbach, M.; Stanojlovic, M.; Scholz, T.; Richter, F.; von Altrock, A.; Hennig-Pauka, I. Interactive Rooting Towers and Behavioural Observations as Strategies to Reduce Tail Biting on Conventional Pig Fattening Farms. Animals 2021, 11, 3025. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11113025 Klahn, J.A., Zahorsky-Reeves, J. Improved animal welfare is elementary. Lab Anim 50, 299...

Learn more Learn more 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 October 2021 Cross-sectoral Farming without fences the future of agriculture (ABC)67 Best & Worst Countries For Animal Rights (2021) (Swiftest O/S)Vet survey reveals serious challenges ahead for profession (Farmers’ Weekly O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Dairy industry must address surplus calf issue (Farm Online) Pigs in pork production Review: The Five Domains model and promoting positive welfare in pigs (Animal)Finding Effective Enrichments for Group Housed Sows (Prairie Swine Center O/S)The impact of sow lameness on piglets (Pig Progress O/S)Sow Death Loss: What’s Beneath the Iceberg? (Pork Business O/S)UK MP seeks to alleviate pig crisis (The Pig Site O/S)The Humane Society of the United States sues world's largest pork producer for misleading consumers (Cision O/S)Artificial Intelligence Offers Opportunity to Improve Animal Welfare Real Time (Swine Web O/S)Family Feeding Matters: A Collaborative Project Inspired by Natural Sow-Piglet Behaviours to Ease Weaning Transition (The Pig Site O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Cage-free layer houses are not ‘alternative’ anymore (Watt Poultry O/S)Beak trimming – the way ahead for the UK (Poultry World O/S)Transitioning to non beak-tipped flocks (Poultry World O/S)Burger King tests market with vegan plant-based nuggets (Poultry World O/S)The EVERY Company, Launches the World's First Animal-Free Egg Protein (Every Co O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Mulesing deadline ‘dangerous’, says director (Ecotextile News)VFF launches new Stock Sense project for farmers (Sheep Central) ...

Learn more Learn more 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 September - 13 October 2021 Cross-sectoral Animal welfare, organic claims are increasing in the meat, dairy cases – bringing higher sales (Food Navigator O/S)11 start-ups advancing sustainable livestock and aquaculture production (The Pig Site O/S)Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard (Mercy for Animals O/S)Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (Voiceless) Cattle in beef & dairy production Dairy beef scheme offers alternative to slaughter of unwanted calves (ABC)Temple Grandin: Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Drovers O/S)More sexed semen sourced as NZ farmer orders triple (Dairy News O/S) Pigs in pork production Pig culling starts on 'handful' of farms across country (Farming UK O/S)Belgium’s first national animal welfare standard developed for pork (Food Navigator O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production High welfare outcomes possible regardless of breed (Watt Poultry O/S)Latin American egg industry can't afford cage-free (Watt Poultry O/S)Farmer wins animal welfare award for his 'chatty' hens (Farming UK O/S)Vietnam’s first certified cage-free egg brand launched (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Olsson argues against new wool industry mulesing deadline (Sheep Central)Victorian sheep farmer convicted on animal cruelty charges (Sheep Central) 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 16 - 29 September 2021 Cross-sectoral RSPCA Australia- Responsible Sourcing – Updated (RSPCA)Emotion identification can improve welfare (Western Producer O/S)MLA ‘impact’ webinars aimed at boosting livestock value (Sheep Central)Canadian food companies get their first Animal Welfare Scorecard (The Pig Site O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Teagasc Moorepark Open Day Booklet - Irish Dairying - Delivering Sustainably (Teagasc O/S)Livestock-monitoring tech company CattleEye raises €2.1m in funding (Irish Times O/S)Milk advertising should party like its 1990 to beat plant protein's sales pitch (Farm Online) Pigs in pork production Freedom for sows during farrowing and lactation is the future (The Pig Site O/S)Castration headache for French pig farmers (Pig Progress O/S)Tail biting comes under sharper focus (Anglo Celt O/S)Temporary sow crating can deliver better welfare and good results – but at enormous expense (Pig World O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Egg farmer trust and support on the rise, consumer study finds (Stock and Land)World's biggest food firms look to cage-free future for eggs (Farming UK O/S)Russian farmers criticise European End the Cage Age campaign (Poultry World O/S)Wendy's sued by nonprofit FACT for violating DC consumer law by misleading customers about use of eggs from caged hens (CISION O/S)‘Largest and longest’ global cage-free campaign a success (Poultry World O/S)Expect 2022 cage-free mandates to disrupt US egg market (Watt Poultry O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Victorian meat processing restrictions a cause for concern (QLD Country Life)Defining sheep wellbeing is focus of top livestock researcher (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 2 - 15 September 2021 Cross-sectoral Animal welfare, pain measured to improve quality of life (Stock Journal) Vets warn that proposed EU antibiotics rule puts animal health at risk (The Pig Site O/S) Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax U.S. Oversight (NYT O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production What’s behind Twiggy Forrest’s ‘No pain, No fear’ beef slaughter process? (Beef Central) 3D-printed Wagyu “looks just like the real thing” – what do you think? (Beef Central) Welfare of milking cows needs priority (Irish Farmers Journal O/S) Using sexed semen and genetic technologies to improve dairy and beef herds (Farming Connect O/S) Sexed semen lab at Moorepark to open in November (Irish Farmers Journal O/S) Halter plans to start selling its high-tech cow collars to Canterbury farmers after raising $32 million (Stuff NZ O/S) Pigs in pork production Dr Temple Grandin: "Covid-19 was a disaster for the pork industry" (Pig Progress O/S) New CRC-P to solve the curly problem of pigs tails (CRC Assn) Welfare: Enabler of animal performance (Pig Progress O/S) Reducing the stress of weaning: is pre-weaning socialisation of piglets a strategy to consider? (Pig 333 O/S) Pigs on the move: Self-driving pig houses (Pig Progress O/S) Chloe Shorten: The pig industry must embrace its high welfare standards (The Press and Journal O/S) PETA Says Hats Off to … Hormel? (PETA O/S) There Must Be A Way -The outlook for the British pig industry continues to deteriorate  (Pig World O/S) Food industry proposes ‘Covid recovery visa’ after warnings of surplus pig cull (The Guardian O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Can gene editing fix the male layer chick dilemma? (Watt Poultry O/S) Consultation on procurement of cage-free processed eggs (Poultry World O/S) Painful fractures: Large eggs push small hens to the breaking point, study finds, (PLoS ONE) How poultry-specific LED lighting can benefit broiler and laying hen performance (Poultry Network O/S)   Is cage-free egg demand really increasing? (Watt Poultry O/S) Chicken sold in Dutch supermarkets to lead a ‘better life’ by 2023: ‘This is a big step towards better animal welfare’ (Food Navigator O/S) CP Foods revs up cage-free production (Poultry World O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production More certified non-mulesed fine Merino wool required (Sheep Central) Strong market signals needed for non-mulesed wool (Sheep Central) Animals in transit & at slaughter Our moral dilemma (Pakistan Observer O/S) Animals in aquaculture Woolworths concerned by claims salmon certification scheme ‘may not be fit for purpose’ (The Guardian) ASC ramps up fish welfare agenda (The Fish Site O/S) Alt seafood: an analyst’s perspective (The Fish Site O/S) Landing salmon: can Tasmania clean up the industry by bringing it onshore? (The Guardian) Animals in research & teaching What does a Culture of Care look like? Lessons learnt from a workshop survey. (Nature) In major win for animals, Mexico bans animal testing for cosmetics (HSUS O/S) Animals in racing & sport From racehorse to therapy horse: pioneering study into welfare of horses who help people (Univ Bristol O/S) World Horse Welfare says they are 'shocked' at how retired racehorses are treated after the airing of BBC Panorama programme (News & Star O/S) Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild Pigging out Inside Taronga Zoo (Stuff NZ O/S) Goulburn Shooters, Fishers and Farmers president slams proposed animal welfare reforms (Goulburn Post) Bristol fairgrounds banned from giving goldfish as prizes (BBC O/S) Pets & companion animals Pet theft: criminalisation isn’t the animal welfare boon the government promises (The Conversation O/S) Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life (The Conversation O/S) What’s it like to be a horse? How to improve equine mental health (Horse & Hound O/S) Podcasts & presentations Effects of human interactions on domesticated animals: positive or negative? by Paul Hemsworth (FVAS UniMelb) The Pig Edge Podcast - Highlights from WAFL 2021, the international welfare research conference (Teagasc O/S) NZ Greyhound Welfare Manager says they've got a better system to be more transparent about dog deaths (Newstalk O/S) Webinar: How to support equine mental wellbeing – Andrew McLean (World Horse Welfare O/S)   Policy Strengthening animal welfare laws (Tasmanian Govt) Revised UK welfare in transport measures come under fire (Poultry World O/S) Private bill launched in UK to ban cages for laying hens (Farmers Weekly O/S) Greens introduce new bill for transparency in greyhound racing industry (Independent Australia)   RSPCA urges government to safeguard animal welfare in New Zealand trade talks (The Grocer O/S) Animal welfare is an election issue and voters must continue to speak out for animals says charity (CISION O/S) Other/Publications Animals farmed (The Guardian O/S) Can an animal welfare argument jolt the government into tackling the labour crisis? (The Grocer O/S) Expressions of interest sought for the Western Australian Government's inaugural Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (DPIRD WA) Furmark® Launches: Game Changer For Fur Sector Guaranteeing Animal Welfare And Environmental Standards, Answering Critics (CISION O/S)   How a tree, a dog and a chimpanzee taught Jane Goodall to hold on to hope (ABC) Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax U.S. Oversight (INTIMES O/S) Nicholas Humphrey on why new UK Animal Welfare Bill risks dragging us into a pointless legal minefield (Daily Mail O/S) Peter Singer Wins $1 Million Berggruen Prize (NYT O/S) Proceedings of the 54th Congress of the ISAE 2021 (ISAE) Victorian rabbit farm under investigation following animal cruelty accusations (The Age) International Society for Applied Ethology – Papers by Members – Broilers, Zebra Fish, Deer, Dairy Cows, Horses (ISAE) Barreto, MO, Rey Planellas, S, Yang, Y, Phillips, C, Descovich, K. Emerging indicators of fish welfare in aquaculture. Rev Aquac. 2021; 00: 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12601 Hansen, M.F.; Baxter, E.M.;Rutherford, K.M.D.; Futro, A.; Smith,M.L; Smith, L.N. Towards Facial Expression Recognition for On-Farm Welfare Assessment in Pigs. Agriculture 2021, 11, 847. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11090847  Heinola, K.;...

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 August - 1 September 2021 Cross-sectoral VFF calls for greater cruelty act consultation (Stock and Land)NZ Farmers, growers concerned about animal welfare, produce if staff have to isolate (Newshub O/S)Definitions of meat inquiry: How each side is putting its case (Beef Central)Want People to Eat Less Meat? Fake Burgers Probably Won’t Cut It. (Mother Jones O/S)Community Trust in Australia's Rural Industries: Year 2 national survey 2021 (AgriFutures)Pain is more than a feeling for livestock, it can cause real change at the cellular level (ABC)Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University strengthen collaboration on sustainable livestock production (The Cattle Site O/S)RSPCA Assured (UK) unveils shortlist in first ever pig and poultry awards (RSPCA Assured UK O/S))Is ‘vegan’ leather really better for the planet? (Popular Science O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Animal health & welfare (Australian Good Meat)JBS counters Twiggy’s animal welfare attack (Beef Central)Twiggy Forrest singles out JBS in stinging attack over animal welfare credentials (Beef Central)Twiggy Forrest burns bridges with beef industry over animal welfare (North QLD Register)The French R&D framework for beef production (The Cattle Site O/S)Are pen-level insights the future for large dairies? (Progressive Dairy O/S)U.S. Cattle Producers Announce Initiatives to Answer Consumer Demands (Drovers O/S)On the front foot with disease diagnosis in feedlot cattle (Farm Online) Pigs in pork production Information and resources for pig farmers, veterinarians and other interested parties who want to know more about any aspect of free farrowing and lactation systems. (Free Farrowing.org O/S)Free Farrowing is not a matter of "when" but "how" (Pig Progress O/S)What will farrowing of the future look like? (Pig Progress O/S)Quit Stalling 2021: Are Companies Making Good on Promises to End Sow Confinement? (CIWF O/S)Insects on the menu for pigs, poultry after EU approval (Euractiv O/S)California's animal welfare law caused hysteria on both sides — here are the real impacts (The Hill O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Strong outlook for plant-based meat alternatives in Asia (Poultry International O/S)Dutch Supermarkets to sell ‘better life’ chicken only from end 2023 (DutchNews O/S)New poultry breed could help UK's Red Tractor assurance scheme deliver on sustainability goals (The Poultry Site O/S)Time to rethink cage-free commitments for layer welfare? (Watt Poultry O/S)Welfare metrics help optimize egg production sustainability (Watt Poultry O/S)Poultry welfare advocates hope to take cage-free mission to processed egg sector (The Poultry Site O/S)Public consultation on laying hen standards for environmental enrichment in the hen house, outdoor ranging distance and flock size. (Soil Association O/S)Undercover video depicts animal cruelty at turkey farm (Meat+Poultry O/S)Size matters when it...