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Committee Links Farm Assurance Schemes with Animal Welfare

08 October 2013

UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has published its Review of the implications for animal welfare of farm assurance schemes.

Te review seeks to update and build upon FAWC’s 2005 Report on this topic.

FAWC is an expert group providing independent advice on the welfare of farmed animals. It has published its review of farm animal welfare and farm assurance schemes.

In 2005, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (the Committee’s predecessor advisory body) published a 'Report on the Welfare Implications of Farm Assurance Schemes'. This review looks back to the conclusions and recommendations of that report; describes the impact that farm assurance schemes have made on farm animal welfare in the intervening period and makes proposals for a positive way forward.

Peter Jinman, FAWC Chairman, said: “Overall, we believe that farm assurance schemes have helped to deliver improved farm animal welfare. We recognise the potential for assurance schemes to deliver further welfare benefits for farm animals and with them can come further advantages for producers and consumers.”

Further Reading

You can view the full FAWC Review by clicking here.

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