Animal Welfare

An animal rights activist's investigation alleged

Faccenda approves supplier after ‘cruelty’ claims

By Matt Atherton

Meat processor Faccenda has approved one of its suppliers to continue activities, after an animal rights activist body’s investigation alleged “extreme suffering and cruelty” of birds at the site.

Food businesses named and shamed for low welfare practices

Low animal welfare firms named and shamed

By Nicholas Robinson

Mars, Müller, Mondelēz International and 2 Sisters Food Group are four of 21 companies named and shamed as having very low or no animal welfare priorities by Compassion in World Farming (CiWF).

Freedom Food ceo Jeremy Cooper

Freedom Food to secure its own funding

By Nicholas Robinson

Freedom Food’s new chief executive Jeremy Cooper will cut the farm assurance scheme’s financial links with its parent organisation the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in a bid to become more autonomous.

Nestlé's guidelines include removing cow horns, so cows do not injure each other

Nestlé tightens up animal welfare practices

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has pledged to improve animal welfare standards in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with the charity World Animal Protection.

Jones says the whole economics of food production is skewed and unsustainable

Animal welfare boss targets food manufacturers

By Gary Scattergood

Compassion in World Farming’s Dr Tracey Jones is taking a softly, softly approach to getting major food firms to improve animal welfare standards, reports Gary Scattergood

Badger cull row: Are badgers victims or villains?

Badger cull: RSCPA again accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’

By Mike Stones

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has again been accused of “bullying and hypocrisy”, after Freedom Food – its wholly owned subsidiary – wrote to farmers in the new badger cull areas, warning those who allowed the cull...

ASA has refused to scratch a free-range egg advert

Chariots of Fire scored egg advert OK with ASA

By Ben Bouckley

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected numerous consumer complaints about a television advert for free-range eggs, which involved chickens running around fields to the theme music from film Chariots of Fire.

Freedom, but at what price?

Freedom, but at what price?

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is planning to grow its Freedom Food scheme further in 2006. The strategy, which...


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