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Scientific and technical papers

The Physical Condition and Welfare of Five Species of Wild-caught Wrasse Stocked under Aquaculture Conditions and when Stocked in Atlantic Salmon Production Cages

Several indices were examined to assess the physical condition of wrasse stocked on Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, farms as cleaner fish, and included examination of eye condition, snout erosion, skin... [read more]
The Fish Site


The Standards - October 2014

Contents: 1) Meet Wendy Southworth: An EarthClaims Certifier for the GAP 5-Step Program. 2) Join us for the 3rd annual #givingtuesday event to help raise money for farm animal welfare!... [read more]
Global Animal Partnership (GAP)


Final Report of an Audit carried out in Latvia from 24 to 28 February 2014 in order to evaluate the animal welfare controls in place at slaughter and during related operations

This report describes the outcome of a Food and Veterinary Office audit in Latvia from 24 to 28 February 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of controls in ensuring animals are... [read more]
European Commission (DG SANCO)

Tracy Helman: Effective communication among all parties is crucial for success from FAOcast on Vimeo.

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23 oct 2014 > Sow crates phase-out takes hold world wide
23 oct 2014 > Hundreds of Dogs to be Sterilized in Quebec First Nations Community
23 oct 2014 > Consumers urged to buy pigmeat 'from farms not factories'


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From farmer to farmer - Animal Welfare and its benefits
02 nov05 nov 2014
Animal Welfare Symposium 2014: Huma​ne Endings - In Search of Best Practices for Euthanasia, Humane Slaughter and the Depopulation of Animals
03 mar05 mar 2015
2nd International Conference on Dog Population Management 2015


In countries with high proportion of the population engaged in livestock handling, children's education is crucial to enhance animal welfare