Broiler, Beter Leven, Welfare

European Parliament’s plenary urges Commission to improve broiler chicken welfare and public health

Photo credits: Beter Leven Today the European Parliament almost unanimously adopted a Resolution urging the European Commission to improve the welfare of broiler chickens as a prerequisite to reduce the sector’s dependency on antibiotics, which is increasingly threatening human health. — Ninety percent of broiler chickens in the European Union currently belong to fast growing […]

CAP takes one small step for animal welfare, when a giant leap is required

Last Friday’s legislative proposal for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) released by the European Commission for the first time establishes Animal Welfare as a clear objective under the policy’s ‘Pillar I’ (direct subsidies). This step forward for animals is however uncertain since Member States are offered more flexibility in defining subsidy priorities, with little […]