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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
On December 4, Open Cages and 19 other animal organizations from all over Europe, belonging to the Open Wing Alliance, are launching a petition and a campaign directed to this restaurant chain.
Global campaign urges Subway to improve the welfare of broilers
3 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
Faced with strong opposition, MHP, the main Ukrainian poultry meat company exporting to the EU, has withdrawn its application for a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
No European money for Ukrainian poultry company
29 October 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
MEP Anja Hazekamp today promised to drive “many more resolutions over the coming years” towards the EC in her role as President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
New parliament commits to acting for animals in the new term
9 October 2019
Male chicks that are not used in the production of eggs can no longer be ground alive, they will have to be eliminated with CO2 gas.
Male chicks will no longer be ground alive in Switzerland
19 September 2019