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The welfare of farm animals

Breeding, transport, trade and slaughter professionals must be concerned about the health and comfort of animals on a daily basis. They must spare them any avoidable suffering or stressful situation in order to ensure their protection and well-being.

Their know-how is reflected in the care and attention given daily to the animals under their responsibility.

It is based on specifications and good practice guides and complies with French and European regulations, which are abundant in the field of animal welfare.

Thus, animal welfare is defined in the law of July 10, 1976, relating to the protection of nature:

“Any animal being a sentient being must be placed by its owner in conditions compatible with the biological imperatives of its species”.

While animal welfare is the desired objective, it is, in the current state of knowledge, difficult to assess. Emphasis is therefore placed on human well-treatment practices towards animals, based on the application of five main guiding principles:

– ensure that animals are protected from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
– provide animals with appropriate comfort
– ensure that animals are protected from pain, injury and disease
– ensure that animals are not afraid and avoid stressful situations
– ensure that the animals can express the behaviors considered normal for the species.

Credit : la-viande.fr https://www.la-viande.fr/environnement-ethique/ethique-vis-vis-animaux