Today (19th October), we attended ‘Farmers in Parliament’, an event organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming.
This was an excellent opportunity for us to discuss the future of farming post-Brexit, with Ministers and DEFRA.
Fair food and farming
The event enabled us to showcase our new charter – Fair Food & Farming: The Way Forward. The report sets out our vision for the future of food and farming and calls on the UN and governments to replace factory farming with pasture and land-based systems, ensuring high animal welfare and environmental standards.
We believe the move towards sustainable farming can be achieved by adopting the following pledges:
- Encouraging less and better meat and dairy consumption
- Reducing grain-reliant livestock feeding
- Reducing antibiotic use
- Getting food prices right
- Introducing high standards of animal welfare
Andrea Speranza, our Head of European Campaigns, who attended the event, said: “Farmers in Parliament is a fantastic opportunity to build relationships with policy makers who are sympathetic to our belief that we need to get animals out of cruel factory farms and back on the land where they belong.
Animals reared in land-based farming systems provide sustainable food in ways that are better for the environment and animal welfare.”
Events such as these are vital to get our voice heard by the right people. Regardless of the current political climate, we will continue to lobby the government to ensure that future policies are developed which are respectful to animals, the environment, and our health.
Compassion in World Farming today is working to ensure a better future for farm animals around the world. Please consider making a donation today to help stop factory farming – the biggest form of animal cruelty on the planet.