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Animal Transport: Law Enforcement Failures

For over thirty years enforcement of EU law on the protection of animals has been poor.

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End the Cage Age - Why the EU must stop caging farm animals

Hundreds of millions of farm animals across the European Union (EU) are forced to live their entire lives imprisoned in tiny, barren cages. Many millions of others spend a…

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Towards a flourishing food system

It has long been recognised that high-input, resource-intensive farming systems are harmful and unsustainable; yet there has been considerable intertia around action to deliver…

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Why we need to reduce consumption of livestock products by 50% by 2050

Compassion’s new briefing stresses the need to reduce global meat consumption by 50% by 2050. This is necessary to halt the destruction of wildlife habitats and to stop runaway…

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Why we need to reduce consumption of livestock products by 50% by 2050

Compassion’s new briefing stresses the need to reduce global meat consumption by 50% by 2050.

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Long-distance Live Transport: Common problems and practical solutions

Over the last several years, investigations into long-distance EU live transport have identified frequently recurring – yet preventable - problems with very serious impacts on…

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Precision livestock farming: could it drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction?

A new Compassion paper delivered at a conference in 2017 explains why Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) could drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction.

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Precision livestock farming: could it drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction?

A new Compassion paper delivered at a conference in 2017 explains why Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) could drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction.

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Developing criteria for the application of Directive 98/58 to welfare of dairy cows

There is no species-specific EU Directive on the welfare of dairy cows. However, the EU General Farm Animals Directive (Council Directive 98/58) applies to all farm animals.

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Towards a healthy, sustainable, humane food and farming system

The harmful impacts of intensive animal agriculture on the environment, biodiversity, human health and food security are now well-known. Added to that is the suffering caused to…

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