New animal welfare label based on EU-funded projects standards

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New animal welfare label based on EU-funded projects standards

2 October 2019
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Spanish researchers have presented a new animal welfare label based on standards established by EU-funded projects. The name of the label is a pun between ‘welfare‘ and ‘fair’, ‘welfare’ and ‘fair’ in English, respectively.

The Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) in collaboration with the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (NEIKER-Tecnalia) presents the Welfair ™ certification of animal welfare for the main livestock species oriented to food production, such as livestock cattle, pigs, sheep, meat and laying birds, and rabbits.

The WelfairTM certification, represented by the Animal Welfare seal, guarantees to the consumer that the animals linked to the seal have lived and have been slaughtered under ethically responsible welfare conditions, in accordance with the protocols established in the European Welfare Quality and AWIN (Animal) projects Welfare Indicators).