By Victoria Sandilands, Paul M. Hocking

ISBN-10: 1845938240

ISBN-13: 9781845938246

How fowl are housed and controlled so as to make certain profitability, sustainability, and solid degrees of animal welfare are the difficult concerns that advertisement fowl keepers face, quite the place laws is bringing approximately felony requisites for housing. This ebook compares and contrasts replacement housing with traditional and standard platforms for advertisement bird (laying hens, meat chickens, turkeys, waterfowl and gamebirds) almost about welfare, illness, healthiness, foodstuff, sustainability and genotype-environment interplay.

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Effective policy instruments to improve animal welfare (FAWC, 2008). continuing to support and initiate further international initiatives to raise awareness and create a consensus on animal welfare. In Europe there is a large body of common health and welfare legislation based on the Council of Europe (COE) and the EU provisions. This is shared by some of its trading partners such as New Zealand and Canada with which the EU has equivalence agreements that include animal welfare. Otherwise, globally, animal welfare legislation tends to be limited to anti-cruelty provisions and to lack equivalent welfare provisions for poultry during the food chain or when used as experimental animals.

Protection of animals used for experimental and scientific purposes Council Directive 86/609/EEC of 24 November 1986 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes. Official Journal L 358, 18/12/1986, pp. 0001-0028. Inspections 2006/778/EC: Commission Decision of 14 November 2006 concerning minimum requirements for the collection of information during the inspections of production sites on which certain animals are kept for farming purposes (notified under document number C(2006) 5384) (Text with EEA relevance).

087 (1976) revised Recommendations Protocol of Amendment Extended scope of TAP to the European to include extensive Convention for the systems and Protection of biotechnology Animals kept for Farming Purposes ETS No. 145 (1992) EU legislationc Comments Council Directive 78/823/EC EU party to treaty Convention part of EU aquisd Council Directive 98/58/EC Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 Commission Decision 2006/778/EC General welfare requirements for all farmed animals Official Controls on verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules Requires reporting of welfare inspections Legislation and Assurance Schemes on Alternative Systems for Poultry Welfare COE Conventionsa and Recommendationsb Comments 35 EU legislation Comments Recommendations on fowls 1995/1986 Binding on parties but parties may notify TAP and opt out of some provisions Council Directive 1999/74/EC Council Directive 2007/43/EC Recommendations on fowls 1995/1986 Requires parties to consider registration of holdings, training and licensing of persons caring for fowls Council Directive 2002/4/EC Council Regulation (EC) 1234/2007 Commission Regulation 589/2008/EC Council Regulation 2092/91/EEC Scope of EU legislation on poultry is confined to large intensive establishments but provides more detailed prescriptive provisions EU rules have more detailed provisions for hens kept in cage, enriched cage, barn and free range systems EU rules on meat chickens are limited to intensive production but have more detailed provision on stocking density, resources and management Registration of establishments with hens Marketing and marking of hatching eggs and poultry meat Detailed rules for production methods and labelling of eggs and poultry meat Organic production standards, etc.

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