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Dutch slower growing chickens require less antibiotics than fast-growing chickens

This briefing shows data from the Dutch industry which indicate that slower-growing chickens are at least 3x less likely to require antibiotic treatment as fast growing ones. This…

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Humane On Farm Killing - Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic gives rise to the possibility that animals may need to be killed on-farm, for example, if feed cannot be delivered or if the animals cannot be transported…

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African Swine Fever - technical briefing

Research indicates that ASF is likely to wipe out as much as a quarter of the global pig population. This technical briefing outlines this viral disease of pigs, covering the…

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Is The Next Pandemic On Our Plate

COVID-19 has highlighted the dangers of ignoring potential crises until they are hard upon us. Other crises - climate change. antibiotic resistance, biodiversity loss, and water…

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Biosecurity and Factory Farming

One of the main arguments made in support of the factory farming of animals is that it provides greater biosecurity and hence minimises infectious disease outbreaks on farm and…

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Compendium: The complete guide to broiler chickens

A collection of resources about broiler chickens

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Pig Sentience

Examples from the scientific literature of the many impressive ways that pigs display their sentiency.

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Dutch slower growing chickens require less antibiotics than fast-growing chickens

Evidence from the Dutch industry shows that chickens in higher welfare systems are much less likely to require antibiotic treatment.

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How to transition to a nourishing, sustainable, equitable and humane food system

If we want a better system we will need to embark on far-reaching changes. The question is, how can these be achieved?

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What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals?

Compassion’s new article in the UN Environment Perspective Series explores the kinds of agricultural practices that will help us reach the Sustainable Development Goals. The…

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