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...

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 – 20 January 2021 Cross-sectoral Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’? (Civil Eats O/S)What A Delay On Canada’s Gestation Crate Ban Will Mean For Pig Welfare (Forbes O/S)Red Tractor plans stricter standards from November 2021 (Farmers Weekly O/S)Gene-editing plan ‘dark day’ for animal welfare and environment, say farming experts (Independent O/S)Animals farmed: lab-grown ‘chicken’, bird culls, and why pigs really can’t fly (Guardian O/S)The good old ways: can we still farm like our grandparents? (Guardian O/S)Blurred lines between animal welfare and animal ethics (QLD Country Life)Even More Americans Ate Plant-Based Meats In 2020, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating (Forbes O/S)RSPCA calls for cut in meat and dairy as activists launch legal fight to end factory farming (The Independent O/S)MPI’s tips for animal welfare over summer (NZ Herald O/S)Giggling rats highlight call for animal law (Pet Business World O/S)Plant-based dairy, egg product sales reach $4b in 2020 (Feedstuffs O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Pain relief is delivering an animal welfare revolution – Peter Windsor (QLD Country Life)Curious Questions: Are cows actually super-intelligent? (Country Life O/S)Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows? (New York Times O/S)Tips for preventing and handling heat stress in dairy cows (Dairy News) Pigs in pork production Majority of pork buyers show concern for pig welfare, survey shows (WAP Harris Poll O/S)ADHB releases UK Pork sector strategy proposal (ADHB O/S)Outlook 2021: Pig sector three-point plan for secure future (Farmers Weekly O/S)Danish expert questions value of new Chinese face recognition tool for pigs (ScandAsia O/S)  Poultry in meat & egg production South Korea culls 19 million poultry to control avian flu (Watt Poultry O/S)Egg Innovations CEO: ‘Cage-free is a step in the right direction, but it isn’t meeting the entire needs of the birds’. (Food Navigator O/S)Maintaining bird welfare during AI housing measures (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 11 – 17 December 2020 Cross-sectoral Translating transparency: Brands double down on clear messaging (Food Ingredients 1st O/S)End the cage age – (CIWF O/S)Littleproud welcomes stronger farmer protections against extreme animal activists (Mirage)We’re bringing animals back to prime time TV (Animals Australia)Temple Grandin: alternative business models that farmers consider (New Journal O/S)Animal welfare improvements do not necessarily improve public opinion, study finds (MRCVS O/S)1.4+ Million Farm Animals Died in Barn Fires in 2020 (Animal Welfare Institute O/S) Cattle in beef & dairy production Cattle producers wanted for pilot policy council (Seedstock Central)Animal welfare and consumer relations (Beef Magazine O/S)The end of dairy’s ‘dirty secret’? UK Farms have a year to stop killing male calves (Guardian O/S) Pigs in pork production Piglets vocally indicate preference for their piglet friends over human conspecifics (Phys.Org O/S)Facial recognition for pigs: Is it helping Chinese farmers or hurting the poorest? (Guardian O/S)Pig welfare calls for broad approach (Pig Progress O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production EU’s largest meat supplier signs the Better Chicken Commitment (The Poultry Site O/S)RSPCA approved turkey at Woolworths, what’s it all about? (RSPCA Aus)Australians can support higher welfare farming during the holiday season (The Poultry Site) Sheep in meat & wool production 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 27 November – 10 December 2020 Cross-sectoral Queensland launches first review of animal welfare laws in almost two decades (Mirage)RSPCA NSW welcomes parliamentary inquiry findings (Mirage)If we can grow cruelty-free meat in a lab, what is there to beef about? (Guardian O/S)A Farm Sanctuary Tour’s Effects On Intentions And Diet Change (Faunalytics O/S)Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health (New York Times O/S)Industry releases updated reports on cattle and sheep health and welfare (ADHB O/S)How PETA Is Fighting To End Speciesism—And Working With Brands To Promote Eco-Friendly And Vegan Materials (Forbes O/S)Breakthrough theory suggests emotions and mood underpin animal behaviour, much like in humans (Queen’s Univ, Belfast O/S)Animal welfare actions raise productivity, sustainability (Weekly Times)Pain mitigation in sheep and cattle (MLA Factsheet) Cattle in beef & dairy production Working together to harmonise cattle welfare standards (Mirage)Animal Welfare Through an Animal Activist’s Eyes (Dairy Herd O/S)One in five British schoolchildren don’t understand where milk comes from (The Caterer O/S)Pain mitigation for castration in beef cattle in southern Australia (MLA Factsheet) Pigs in pork production Farm visit: Welfare and environment key in innovative barn (Pig Progress O/S)Pain management for piglet castration – what’s the problem? (Pig Progress O/S)Coronavirus continues to roil UK meat supply chain (The Pig Site O/S)Pig sector forum set up to address Covid-19 issues (FarmingUK O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Singapore greenlights the sale of lab-grown chicken meat (The Poultry Site O/S)All hens and other farm birds to be kept inside in GB avian flu crackdown (Guardian O/S)How a Kinder, More Sustainable Hen-Laying Ecosystem Became a Billion-Dollar Business (Inc O/S)Costco making transition to cage-free egg policy (The Poultry Site O/S)Genetic tweaking will help Israel, world stop killing male baby chicks (ynetnews O/S)Is the term ‘free range’ on a product label enough to guarantee good animal welfare? (RSPCA Aust)Why the USDA is being sued – again (NewsClick 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 13-26 November 2020 Cross-sectoral Transparency in the supply chain is not merely a box to tick (Int Leather Maker O/S)World-first investigation raises ethical and policy challenges in using robots in agriculture (Beef Central)‘The Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare report’ (University of Chester O/S)Ireland’s first, dedicated Animal Welfare Strategy (gov.ie O/S)The moral conflict between environmentalism and animal welfare (New Statesman (O/S)Animal welfare report: The COVID curveball (Meat+Poultry O/S)Bridging the gap between producers and consumers (Farmonline)New methods and technologies hope to make mulesing, docking, castration painless for livestock (ABC) Cattle in beef & dairy production Starter guide to pairing dairy calves (Wisconsin Agriculturist O/S)Dairy Herd Health Revolution: The need for animal welfare and sustainability (Open Access Government O/S)Regulators need to hear from those on-the-ground in cattle: Hancock station bosses (QLD Country Life)Former live export chief says beef industry is at risk of losing its social licence, producers must be proactive (ABC)The Demise Of Milk? How Technology Shows Its Decline Has Been Exaggerated (Forbes O/S) Pigs in pork production UK pig industry continues to reduce antibiotic use (The Pig Site O/S)‘Suffocating closeness’: US judge condemns ‘appalling conditions’ on industrial farms (Guardian O/S)Retailer pig welfare policies ‘do not go far enough’, report says (The Grocer O/S)New Zealand: Farrowing crates for pigs are unlawful (Pig Progress O/S)Promising News For Europe’s Pigs (CIWF O/S)Agriculture minister introduced ‘unlawful and invalid’ pig welfare standards, judge rules (StuffNZ O/S) Poultry in meat & egg production Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds (DEFR O/S)Welfare concerns raised over chlorinated chicken (The Roslin Institute O/S)‘Listening’ to chicks could improve poultry welfare (The Poultry Site O/S)Czech Senate Approves Bans on Cages for Hens as of 2027 (Prague Morning O/S)New report alleges that the USDA is turning a blind eye to animal abuse at large poultry plants (The Poultry Site O/S)Better bird care – Tyson (Meat+Poultry O/S)Poultry farms are havens for wildlife (Poultry World O/S)Is everything really going smoothly with cage-free production? (WattPoultry O/S)UK hailed for progress in transition away from cage-free eggs (FarmingUK O/S)Shopping for a Thanksgiving Turkey? Beware of These Downright Deceptive Labels (Animal Welfare Institute 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 1-12 November 2020 Cross-sectoral Why are animals mistreated? (Rural News O/S)Other major countries have animal protection laws. Why not China? (South China Morning Post O/S)The Need for Ethical Consistency in Animal Advocacy (Sentient Media O/S)Research to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock (Univ Bristol O/S)Ceres Tag adds behavior, pasture feed intake monitoring (Feedstuffs)Tyson workers to replace some federal inspectors at US beef plant, with pork and poultry companies following suit (The Pig Site O/S)The UK’s first fully-vegan butcher is about to open, selling meat-free pastrami, ‘lobstah’ salad, and soya burgers. Take a look inside. (Business Insider)Virtual reality to help teach farm animal welfare (Feedstuffs O/S) Dairy Kyabram vet awarded prestigious Nuffield Scholarship to investigate cow welfare (Dairy News) Pork Could Crate-Free Pork Become the New Industry Standard? (Civil Eats O/S) Poultry Natura Primus aviary (The Poultry Site O/S)UK will not import chlorinated chicken from US, ministers say (Guardian O/S)5 ways to fight back against animal activist groups (Watt Poultry O/S)Broilers keep track of own activity (Uni Wageningen O/S)Plant-Based Start-up Daring ‘Challenges Chicken’ After $8 Million Raise (Forbes O/S)Drive to be cage-free but 2025 commitment looms nearer (Poultry World O/S) Red Meat Low stress stock handling in the Nuffield spotlight (Farm Weekly):Numnuts win confirms retailer support for lamb pain relief (SheepCentral)Peak bodies unite on sheep ‘fit to load’ requirements (SheepCentral)The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association has announced an initiative that encourages all Australian feedlots to make a pledge to provide cattle under their care with access to shade (ALFA)Cattle deaths prosecution options running out as minister flags animal welfare legislation overhaul (ABC)‘In the sun they’d cook’: is the US south-west getting too hot for farm animals? (Guardian...

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 17-31 October 2020 Cross-sectoral Aussie Farms renames as Farm Transparency Project (Farmonline)We must respond to consumer hunger for transparency on food production (LIDL The Grocer O/S)Beyond rescue: Animals in disasters (IFAW O/S)Nine out of 10 EU citizens oppose animal slaughter without stunning, poll finds (Guardian O/S)‘Challenging Assumptions’: PETA Launches High School Program to Foster Empathy (PETA O/S)Federal appeals court upholds California’s Prop 12 (Meat & Poultry O/S) and (HSUS O/S)New controls on slaughterhouses are ‘window-dressing’ (Brussels Times (O/S)Thai food producers shift focus to animal welfare (Nikkei Asia O/S)Gene map to aid studies of key traits in sheep (Feedstuffs O/S)Time to push for higher UK animal health and welfare standards (Scottish Farmer O/S)Welfare is not a dirty word (RSPCA WA)Empathy For Animals In Short Supply: We Need A Minister For Animal Welfare (ScoopNZ O/S) Dairy Plausible Future for Dairy 1 “Massive changes to subsidy regs, stricter AW policies struggling factory farms” (Lund Uni O/S)Plausible Future for Dairy 2 “Lab-grown dairy reaches mass scalability” (Lund Uni O/S)Alleged animal abuse in US dairy sector under investigation (Guardian O/S) Pork Pork’s future relies on trust throughout the pork value chain (Pork Site O/S) Poultry 5 poultry innovations ready to change the industry in 2021 (Watt Poultry O/S)Better Chicken Project (GAP O/S)European Commission criticised for its welfare position (Poultry World O/S) Red Meat The Collateral Benefits of Cattle Welfare during Handling and Transport – Realising the potential of animal welfare for the Australian beef industry. Alistair Corr, 2019 Nuffield Scholar. The Beef Framework is owned by Australia’s beef industry, and has developed a survey to understand which sustainability topics matter most. You can take the survey here. Ceres Tag adds CSIRO cattle behaviour...