From Farm to Street – Animal Health and Welfare at the Heart of...

We are still getting used to the absence of the purple cow from the packaging of popular chocolates and the faces of Gerda, Muccha and Marisa, wondering if their predecessor went on vacation to Hawaii, hiked the Himalayas, or is being trained for space travel. As part of a campaign …

UK Ethical Consumer Spending Hits Record High, Report Shows

Ethical consumer spending has hit record levels in the UK, according to a new report that reveals the total market – including food, drinks, clothing, energy and eco-travel – has swelled to over £41bn. Total ethical spending has risen almost fourfold in the past 20 years and outgrown all UK …

EU Imposes Hen Welfare Standards on Egg Imports for First Time

A trade agreement to import produce into the European Union is set to be conditional upon animal welfare requirements for the first time. Eggs imported from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to member states will only be duty-free if the hens are kept in line with EU standards under the …

This Is Why Denmark, Sweden and Germany Are Considering a Meat Tax

Carnivores are in the firing line, with nations including Germany, Denmark and Sweden considering a tax on meat. Advocates of such a plan say the environmental impact, health ramifications and concerns about animal welfare underpin the need for such a levy. But how realistic is it? And would it really …

New Jersey to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning the use of elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in circus acts that travel through the state. Known as “Nosey’s Law,” the bill is designed to protect animals in traveling circus acts from being exploited and abused. …

Meat and Fish Multinationals ‘Jeopardising Paris Climate Goals’

Meat and fish companies may be “putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in jeopardy” by failing to properly report their climate emissions, according to a groundbreaking index launched today. Three out of four (72%) of the world’s biggest meat and fish companies provided little or no evidence to show …

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat

Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. We are no longer in the 14th century, when as much as 76% of the population worked in agriculture – but farming still employs more than 26% of all workers globally. And that does not include the …