Animal welfare – Suggested reading

Good Food Makes Everything Better: Animal Welfare drew on the following sources:

Communication from European Commission, Action plan against the rising threats from Antimicrobial Resistance. 15.11.2011. COM (2011) 748

Compassion in World Farming et al, The food security, sustainability, public health and animal welfare implications of livestock production,  Position Paper by Compassion in World Farming, Humane Society International, Eurogroup for Animals, International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Council of SPCAs South Africa, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and World Animal Net, November 2014,

Compassion in World Farming, A sustainable food policy for Europe – Towards a sustainable, nourishing and humane food policy for Europe and globally, September 2014.

Healthy planet eating – How lower meat diets can save lives and the planet, Friends of the Earth, October 2010,

Human Rights Council,  Sixteenth session, Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, 17 December 2010,

Humane Society International, The welfare of intensively confined animals in battery cages, gestation crates, and veal crates, September 2008.

Knowles, TG et al, Leg disorders in broiler chickens: prevalence, risk factors and prevention, Plos One 2008 3 (2): e1545.

LayWel, Welfare implications of changes in production systems for laying hens: Deliverable 7.1, 2004.

Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from the Commission on Animal health and welfare in fattening pigs in relation to housing and husbandry, The EFSA Journal, 2007; 564:1-14

Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from European Commission on the overall effects of farming systems on dairy cow welfare and disease, The EFSA Journal, 2009; 1143: 1-38

Sustainable Table, Animal Feed

Union of Concerned Scientists, CAFOs uncovered: The untold costs of confined animal feeding operations, 2008.