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FAO launches animal welfare portal

News Section Icon Published 27/05/2009

Compassion in World Farming welcomes the new Gateway to Animal Welfare web portal launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The portal provides access to a wide range of resource material on the welfare of farm and working animals, including material provided by Compassion and other animal welfare societies and farming organisations.

The new web portal demonstrates the increasing importance being given to animal welfare by the world's intergovernmental organisations. The portal will develop and disseminate global knowledge about the theory and practice of animal welfare science.

Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion, said, "We congratulate the FAO for this important and landmark initiative. The new web portal will bring the latest research concerning animal welfare to a global audience. The resources provided will enable farmers, advocates, policy makers, and others to raise standards of animal welfare throughout the world."

The Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare is at


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