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Bird flu: only major farm reforms can end it

The latest strain of the avian influenza (also known as bird flu or avian flu) virus has claimed the lives of over half a billion farmed birds globally, since its emergence in…

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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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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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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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The Impact of the World Trade Organisation Rules on Animal Welfare

What impact do WTO rules have on animal welfare? The conventional view is that, while a WTO member country may prohibit the use of cruel farming practices in its own jurisdiction…

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Factory Farming and Swine Influenza

Referenced report from 2009 which analyses recent scientific opinion on the significant risks posed to human health as a result of farming pigs in unnatural and inhumane…

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Intensive Poultry Production and Avian Influenza

Report examines the disease impact of intensive poultry production.  Please note, this document contains a previous logo.

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Adverse Impact of Industrial Animal Agriculture

Briefing on the adverse impact of industrial animal agriculture on farm animal health and welfare.

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For their own good

Details the methods used and the pain and other welfare problems caused by tail-docking, the castration and teeth-clipping of pigs, mutilations of beaks of hens and turkeys…

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