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Wasting water

A study to understand the water footprint of livestock farming. The aim was to assess whether a range of farming systems, with differing animal welfare, use water differently.

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Food sense

Our current food system is failing and we need an urgent rethink.

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The European Union Legislation of Farmed Animals

European Union (EU) law contains a range of helpful provisions designed to protect farm animals on-farm, during transport and at slaughter. This article describes and evaluates…

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Antibiotics health crisis

Compassion highlights the part played by factory farms.

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Policies on Animal Welfare

This 32-page document sets out the animal welfare policies of Compassion in World Farming, as well as the organisation’s vision for humane sustainable farming.

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Antibiotics in Animal Farming

Public Health and Animal Welfare: Why non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in farm animals should end.

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Widespread Failure to Enforce EU Animal Transport Law

An Analysis of Reports by the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission

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Reviewing the Costs

 Report on the economics of moving to high welfare farming

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Religious Slaughter

Briefing examining religious slaughter

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Controlling feather pecking without beak trimming

This report reviews the evidence from the scientific literature and from practical experience which demonstrates that feather pecking and cannibalism can be controlled in non-cage…

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