EU agricultural ministers visited a Finnish dairy farm

EU agriculture ministers and chief veterinary officers visit Finland

In september 2019, EU agriculture ministers visited Finland and chief veterinary officers had a meeting at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. Topics of the dairy farm visit in a group of ministers of ​​over 200 people included animal welfare and health, as well as responsible use of antibiotics in animals. The meeting of the chief veterinary…

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animal welfare label; cows on a pasture

Quality label for animal-friendly foodstuff in Finland to be developed

Among Finnish consumers there is a growing interest in animal-friendly products and a quality packing label for ethical production. There are plenty of farmers, slaughterhouses, companies and retailers that already have possibilities and interest to develop a label that ensures high animal welfare standard. A label telling about animal welfare The project for developing a…

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The pig tail, even when bitten, is an indicator of pig welfare

Tail docking is a common practice in most EU countries to reduce tail biting in pigs. Tail biting causes pigs pain and stress but, more importantly, it indicates underlying welfare problems. In a few European countries, such as in Finland, tail docking is forbidden by the national animal welfare act.

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