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EU consumers support new laws to improve farm animal welfare

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Portugal
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 29, 2024

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BEUC and its members call on the EU Commission to take consumer concerns into account and fulfill its commitment to animal welfare by proposing new laws and updating existing ones. 9 in 10 consumers support new laws to improve the welfare of farmed animals in the EU. Consumers want more information about how animals are raised on farms and want reliable labeling. The transition to superior farm animal welfare systems must be fair for farmers and consumers, says BEUC.
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BEUC and its members call on the EU Commission to take consumer concerns into account and fulfill its commitment to animal welfare by proposing new laws and updating existing ones. The main conclusions of the survey are: Almost 9 in 10 consumers support new laws to improve the welfare of farmed animals in the EU, such as providing more living space, banning caging systems and mutilations. Consumers want more information about how animals are raised on farms and want reliable labeling. The transition to superior farm animal welfare systems must be fair for farmers and consumers. Other results: Better labeling: 3 out of 4 (72%) consumers want the labeling method on the production method to be extended to products other than eggs. Lack of knowledge: More than 6 in 10 consumers feel they have a low level of knowledge about animal welfare practices. The tests carried out confirm this and have shown that they tend to overestimate and underestimate well-being conditions. Support for ...
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