Increasing consumer awareness of welfare
News 19 December, 2008
By Jack Davies
(Note: This story is from the European Union)
ANIMAL welfare labels should be introduced across all meat and dairy products to help improve standards on the farm, a Government advisory panel claimed this week.
Publishing its opinion on Government policy instruments, the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) recommended a new labelling system would encourage farmers to pay greater attention to animal welfare.
Overall, the report concluded Government instruments to protect animal welfare are appropriate, but advises more work could be done at a consumer level to promote welfare.
Any type of labeling system like this will only result in higher priced food. And with the European Union already unable to feed itself, this new recommendation has the potential to increase the problem. HSUS continues trying to convince Americans that we need to follow the European model of food production. And that model consists of higher priced food, more imported food, and a devastated farming economy.