Posted: March 28th, 2012 - 5:21pm
Calgary, Alta. -- A new culture of care is emerging around farm animal welfare that demands fresh thinking, partnerships, expectations and strategies for the livestock industry to define a successful future. And it's coming fast, say speakers at the Livestock Care Conference, March 21-22 in Red Deer, Alberta.
Posted: March 10th, 2012 - 6:56pm
The suspension on Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors’ licence has been lifted by the NSW Food Authority, allowing it to recommence operations at its facility in Wilberforce from Monday March 12, 2012, subject to strict conditions being met.
Posted: March 5th, 2012 - 7:26pm
With leading Australian meat producers such as Teys Australia now having agreed to introduce CCTV cameras to monitor their Australian abattoirs, Australia appears to be following a worldwide trend to make animal slaughter methods more transparent for consumers.
Posted: March 5th, 2012 - 7:25pm
A director of the company that sent cattle to one of the Indonesian abattoirs filmed abusing steers had an export licence suspended over animal welfare concerns in 2003.
The company was also involved in the Cormo Express debacle where 5691 sheep died onboard a ship refused entry by multiple Middle Eastern ports.
Posted: February 28th, 2012 - 8:10pm
Teys Australia, a joint venture partially owned by Cargill, has installed closed-circuit cameras in six of its slaughterhouses to reassure the public that it is meeting animal welfare standards.
Posted: February 19th, 2012 - 9:21pm
There's a high price to be paid to ensure an endless supply of cheap chicken on Australian dinner tables, writes Ben Butler.
Sorel Singh was not wearing his normal protective clothing on the evening in August 2010 when he was called back to do more cleaning at Baiada Poultry's chicken processing plant in Melbourne's outer western suburbs.
Posted: February 15th, 2012 - 10:20am
Investigations are underway after animal rights activists published “shocking” footage of alleged animal cruelty on a Norfolk-based pig farm.
Posted: February 15th, 2012 - 10:19am
McDonald’s Corporation today announced that it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to outline their plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls, a move supported by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
The Humane Society of the United States
Posted: February 10th, 2012 - 11:49pm
Video footage from a western Sydney abattoir under investigation for animal cruelty shows pigs being battered over the head with a metal pole.
The NSW Food Authority on Thursday halted slaughtering at Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors at Wilberforce after it received video footage showing "acts of gross animal mistreatment".
Posted: February 10th, 2012 - 11:48pm
A Sydney abattoir that has been shut down because of gross animal mistreatment is a rogue operator and not representative of the industry, the NSW Food Authority says.
The Authority suspended operations at Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors at Wilberforce on Thursday after it received video footage depicting "acts of gross animal mistreatment".