Humane Treatment of Farmed Animals

by Humane Canada
Humane Treatment of Farmed Animals
Oct 4, 2017

Farm animals need transport that is humane

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is preparing for one of the largest undertakings we have been part of that could affect the health and welfare of the over 700 million animals transported annually from Canadian farms.

CFHS is a founding member of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), which coordinates a national approach to advance farm animal welfare through the development of species specific Codes of Practice for on farm care and handling (Codes).

Thanks to your donation we have recently ensured a better life for many animals on the farm and now we have to look to their welfare as they leave.

As the only national animal welfare organization on NFACC Code Development Committees, CFHS provides subject experts who sit as CFHS Representatives during negotiations with stakeholders throughout the process. In 2018, NFACC begins the process of drafting a new Transportation Code as the current code is out of date and out of step with animal welfare science.

CFHS will be tasked with ensuring new requirements and recommended best practices are measurably closer to the Five Freedoms.

Approximately 1.6 million of the 700 million animals transported annually are found dead on arrival. Many more arrive sick or injured following long, grueling journeys and need to be euthanized. Once implemented, the Code will have a broad and tangible impact by increasing animal welfare standards of care during transport.

Coming out of this negotiation we need an industry transporting animals in a timely fashion without suffering by meeting their animal welfare needs and a national tool ensuring those involved in transport will understand the requirements and recommendations that meet animal welfare standards in transport.

Your donation will help ensure that we are prepared for this negotiation and have the best people at the table.

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