Swiss Animal Protection, Fair Food Initiative, Referendum

SWISS ANIMAL PROTECTION: Debating animal welfare and fair trade towards two important Swiss referenda on food and farming

While the Swiss Government has set high standards for the welfare of animals farmed in Switzerland, the hundreds of millions of animals fattened, transported and slaughtered abroad before entering the Swiss market don’t benefit from those same standards. This may change depending on the outcome of  two upcoming food referenda, whereby Swiss citizens will vote […]

Blood Farms, PMSG, South America, Animal Welfare Foundation

ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION AND TIERSCHUTZBUND ZÜRICH: CEVA and IDT Biologika will stop sourcing PMSG-eCG from blood farms where mares are still systematically tortured

Photos: © Animal Welfare Foundation   Freiburg-Zurich-Brussels, 29.8.2018: For about 35 years, blood has been taken from pregnant mares in Uruguay and Argentina to extract the hormone PMSG, also called eCG. The hormone is used in industrial animal breeding in Europe to stimulate and synchronize the oestrus of pigs, sheep and other farm animals to […]