Compassion Recognises Latest Company Achievements in Animal Welfare and Sustainability

Compassion in World Farming hosted its virtual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards on Thursday 24 June, celebrating a number of special entries. The annual awards were streamlined this year to allow businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to progress towards the delivery of their existing animal welfare commitments. This meant that there were just 10 awards in the following categories: Marketing & Innovation Awards for the Food Service & Manufacturing sectors; Sustainable Food & Farming Awards; Planet Friendly Awards, in addition to three species-specific awards – all celebrating the work…

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New Report Highlights Key Welfare and Environmental Issues in Scottish Salmon Farming

Leading farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming has released a new report which highlights the damaging impacts Scottish salmon farming is having on fish welfare and the environment. The biggest ever exposé into the Scottish salmon industry reveals suffering on an industry-wide and endemic scale, breaches in animal welfare legislation and shocking mortality rates. The undercover investigation and accompanying report titled ‘Underwater Cages, Parasites & Dead Fish: Why a Moratorium on Scottish Salmon Farming Expansion is Imperative’, released today by a global network of NGOs in 30 countries…

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Compassion Launches Second Wave of #RethinkFish Campaign to Push for Change in Fish Welfare Provision

Compassion in World Farming is boosting its efforts to improve the lives of the trillions of fish killed annually for human consumption, by launching phase two of its #RethinkFish campaign, encouraging the five major global fish certification schemes to set minimum standards to protect fish welfare. Fish are sentient beings. They can feel pain, stress, and fear, as well as experience positive emotions, social bonds, and advanced intelligence. Raising awareness of their sentience – not a well-recognised trait in fish – was the focus of Compassion’s original #RethinkFish campaign launched…

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Compassion Pushes for Fish Welfare Improvement

Compassion in World Farming is expanding its work with the food industry to improve the welfare of farmed fish during rearing and slaughter.  At a time when the world is facing a crisis of overfishing and with the consumption of fish on the rise, an expansion of fish farming has taken place, which is both unsustainable and, in many areas, inhumane in the way fish are treated. Compassion is focussing its fish work on improving the welfare of five of the most popular farmed species, including Atlantic Salmon, European Sea…

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Compassion launches second European EggTrack report to show company progress towards cage-free egg production

Compassion in World Farming has launched the second iteration of its European EggTrack report to show the progress companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free egg commitments. In recent years, a wave of cage-free commitments from leading food businesses around the world has promised to transform the future for laying hens.  Compassion actively campaigns to ban all cages in livestock farming and many companies are already on board, recognising that caged systems are unsustainable, unwanted by consumers and do not deliver a good enough quality of life for hens.…

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