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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 […]

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New report demonstrates detrimental impacts of intensive broiler chicken farming on public health and the environment, besides animal welfare

Photo credits: L214 A new report of AgriBusiness Consulting makes a compelling case for a complete rethinking of the industrial intensive chicken production model that predominates in the EU and that threatens public health, pollutes the environment, and does little to respect animal welfare. The report, published less than a week after the European Parliament […]

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European Parliament urges European Commission to address animal welfare, environmental and public health impact of intensive broiler farming

On World Animal Day the European Parliament Plenary meeting unanimously called on the European Commission to fully enforce the Broiler Directive and resolve the animal welfare, environmental and health threats resulting from industrial broiler chicken farming. Commissioner Bienkowska committed to develop more animal welfare indicators and promote funding to higher welfare chicken farming systems through […]