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 May - 9 June 2021 Cross-sectoral UK red meat exporters tout high farm standards after AHDB event (The Pig Site O/S)Balancing sustainability and welfare key for meat sector (Poultry World O/S)BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action (The Cattle Site O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Animal welfare complaints increasing in dairy industry (Stuff NZ O/S)QLD backs smart cow collars with agtech grant (Innovation Aus)Survey identifies most problematic sheep and cattle diseases (Farmers Weekly O/S)RSCPA Australia publishes new welfare standards for dairy calves (The Cattle Site) Pigs in pork production Important top trends to watch in sow management (Wisconsin Farmer O/S)Deadline looms for French pig farmers on castration choice (Yahoo O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Artificial intelligence automates poultry welfare monitoring  (Watt Poultry O/S)Asia’s Minor Food Group to use only cage-free eggs (Watt Poultry O/S)PETA sues Vital Farms, alleges false claims about welfare (Watt Poultry O/S)The secret life of chickens: It turns out the humble pecker is something of an egghead (Country Life O/S) Sheep in meat & wool production Survey identifies most problematic sheep and cattle diseases (Farmers Weekly O/S)WoolProducers leader spruiks Australian wool initiatives (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 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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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