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The Twin Myths of Efficiency and Necessity

It is widely assumed that food production must increase by 70% to feed the growing world population and accordingly that further industrialisation of livestock production is…

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Factory farming: How a ruinous system is kept afloat

Despite the vast body of evidence that shows factory farming to be a bad thing for animals, communities, our health and the planet, the spread of this backwards system of…

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TTIP: a recipe for disaster

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). Proponents argue that it…

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Access to Justice

We argue that an examination of European Commission's policies finds a failure to respect Article 13. Animal welfare organisations are unable to challenge the Commission’s failure…

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Economic implications of improved standards

The economic implications of introducing higher standards of animal welfare are complex and may vary between countries depending on factors such as differing costs of land…

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Down to Earth - Charter for a caring food policy

That nourishes our health, the environment and animal welfare.

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Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by Peter Roberts, a dairy farmer who could see first-hand how the demand for supposed cheap food was having a devastating effect on…

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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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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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Reviewing the Costs

 Report on the economics of moving to high welfare farming

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