How committed is the poultry industry to animal welfare?
Various sectors of the poultry industry have been contributing strongly to animal welfare, nationally and as part of international standard setting, and are continuing to do so.
In May 2013, the International Office of Animal Health (OIE) approved Chapter 7.10 on animal welfare and broiler chicken production. It was only the second chapter addressing specific livestock production systems and the first dealing with poultry production to be approved by the OIE.
The role of the poultry sector…