Bird flu ‘ticking time bomb’ cannot be stopped without major farming reforms, warns new report

Without major reforms to industrial farming it will not be possible to end the spread of bird flu or reduce the risk of a global human pandemic, warns a compelling new report released in August by Compassion in World Farming. The report – called Bird flu: Only major farm reforms can end it – shows that, contrary to popular belief, wild birds are typically victims of the disease rather than the cause, and it is spiralling out of control due to the rise of factory farming. This view is supported…

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New poll shows quarter of UK public unaware of major health risks associated with high-meat diets as countries report on food system progress

A new poll released on 24 July has revealed that more than a quarter of people in the UK (26%) are unaware of any of the major health risks associated with high consumption and overproduction of meat products when presented with a list of them. The poll – carried out by YouGov on behalf of Compassion in World Farming in eight countries – shows that just 15% of UK adults know that air pollution from factory farms increases the risk of certain lung cancers and just 22% are aware that…

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New report reveals world’s first ever national reduction targets for animal-sourced foods to ensure future of humanity

The world’s richest countries are literally eating their way to the extinction of humanity – with the USA leading the world in the overconsumption of meat – according to a ground-breaking new report launched last month by Compassion in World Farming.  The report, called More money more meat, reveals for the first time, how much each high- and middle- income country must do to reduce its consumption of animal sourced foods – meat, fish and seafood, dairy and eggs – in order to live within planetary health boundaries. Iceland has…

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Fish welfare legislation ‘urgently needed’ says Compassion in World Farming

Fish welfare legislation is urgently needed to protect farmed fish from cruelty, says Compassion in World Farming as a new scientific study published yesterday (6th February 2023) shows that the number of farmed fish has more than doubled since 2007. The study – Estimating global numbers of farmed fishes killed for food annually from 1990 to 2019 – published yesterday in the Animal Welfare journal, shows that the number of farmed fish slaughtered globally has risen dramatically over the last 12 years – from 61 billion fish in 2007 to…

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Sixth EggTrack highlights global cage-free progress

More companies are making global cage-free egg commitments according to the sixth annual EggTrack report by Compassion in World Farming released on 16 November. The expansion of commitments beyond just regional policies to enable progress at a global scale is strongly encouraged by the charity, and in the past year alone more companies including Pizza Express, Yum! Brands and Bloomin’Brands have made new global cage-free commitments. EggTrack continues to measure and encourage the transition to cage-free eggs by capturing and reporting progress against the cage-free commitments of major food businesses.…

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