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Carrefour and more distributers join the Animal Welfare Label Association (AEBEA), created in 2018 by LFDA, CIWF, OABA and the Casino group to offer a labeling scheme on animal welfare.
Animal welfare labeling is becoming more widespread in France
6 February 2020
FFAR and Open Philanthropy joined forces to offer up to 6 million dollars in grants and prizes to the firm, group or individual that successfully develops technology that can accurately and rapidly determine a chick's sex as early as possible during the egg production process.
In ovo sex sorting system contest enters next phase
30 January 2020
Researchers worry about the "growing influence [of the lobbies of animal husbandry] in public decisions which takes on a worrying dimension for our democracy"
130 researchers warn in open letter to better protect whistleblowers in France
29 January 2020
France is to ban from the end of 2021 the hugely controversial but widespread poultry industry practice of systematically slaughtering male chicks, Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Tuesday.
France to ban systematic culling of male chicks by the end of 2021
28 January 2020
Flunch has today announced its commitment to source only chicken that meets the criteria for the Better Chicken Commitment in France by 2026.
Flunch signs theBetter Chicken Commitment
24 December 2019
In its latest investigation in November, Animal Equality Italy revealed shocking abuse of animals even at local, family-run businesses.
ANIMAL EQUALITY: Small slaughterhouses are not exempt from cruelty to animals
2 December 2019
Two new Scientific Opinions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identify many animal welfare problems likely to occur on poultry during slaughter and killing operations and propose measures to minimise and prevent them.
Corrective, preventive measures needed after EFSA spots welfare hazards at poultry slaughter
15 November 2019
New Zealand chicken farmers are concerned about the future after the discovery of a poultry disease jeopardised the multi-million dollar export market, an industry executive says.
New Zealand's billion dollar chicken farming industry concerned for its future after virus outbreak
25 October 2019
Nomad Foods says no to caged chickens and signs up to the European Chicken Commitment to support improve hen welfare.
Frozen food giant Nomad Foods signs the European Chicken Commitment
9 September 2019
There’s ‘no downside’ with chlorinated rooster and no scientific motive to uphold a ban on it after Brexit, a senior Authorities adviser has claimed.
Chlorinated chicken poses ‘no health problems’, claims senior UK Government scientist
25 August 2019
KFC (UK and Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden) will be signing up to the European Chicken Commitment (ECC) in full.
KFC signs the European Chicken Commitment
12 July 2019
A massacre of chickens with at least 200 thousand laying and burned hens asphyxiated.
Farm fire: 200,000 laying hens die in north Italy
11 July 2019