The Welfare of Farmed Rabbits in Commercial Production Systems - A Scientific Review

Scientists’ report on welfare of farmed rabbits
07/03/2017

A new scientific report has found that “current legislation does not adequately address the welfare needs of rabbits within existing farmed systems”.

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The independent report reviewing ‘The Welfare of Farmed Rabbits in Commercial Production Systems’ was written by researchers from the University of Bristol and commissioned by Compassion in World Farming. It comprises an independent review of the scientific literature on rabbits, incorporating knowledge of their natural behaviour and biology in the wild, and studies of their welfare in European production systems.

 


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