Because of your donations, our highly skilled Code representative is at the table for the next round of negotiations with industry demanding better animal welfare for Chickens and Turkeys. With the recent expose on veal farms, CFHS is now preparing for a possible veal code negotiation.
To put our involvement in the Codes process in context, over the 2013/2014 timeframe our Code Representatives represented the welfare of almost 30 million at-risk farm animals. This can be broken down into: beef (12.8 million animals), equine (965,000 animals--2010 estimate), pig (12.7 million animals) and mink/fox: (2.6 million animals--2010 estimate). Now we add poultry and that takes the number up to almost 600 million at risk animals.
As a founding member of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), the CFHS has been improving living conditions for Canada’s farm animals since the Council’s inception in 2005. As a leader in establishing science-based standards, the CFHS negotiates with animal industry leaders to update and strengthen the codes that define standards for the treatment of animals used for profit – known as Codes of Practice.
This process does not happen overnight and, the final product requires an entire industry to accept in order for it to be effective. That's why your support is so important. Your funding has allowed the CFHS and its Code Representatives to continue to negotiate with industry groups to ensure that the highest levels of animal welfare and enrichment on Canadian farms are realized.
Your support helps us stay at the table, for many years in some cases, to ensure the well-being of Canadian farm animals.