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UN supports better welfare for farm animals worldwide

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

For the first time ever in the history of the United Nations (UN), farm animals worldwide will be better protected following the adoption of groundbreaking global policy recommendations on animal welfare in farming at the UN Committee on World Food Security meeting in Rome.

World Animal Protection is working to ensure the welfare of world's largest herd - dairy animals in India

Lobbying efforts by animal welfare organization World Animal Protection over the past two years laid the groundwork for farm animals around the world to be better protected with substantive language on animal welfare included in recommendations adopted by member countries.

World Animal Protection's Country Director, Gajender K Sharma says: "This change by the UN is a massive step forward in putting animal welfare at the front and centre of farming. It means countries will no longer ask 'should we include animal welfare?' but 'how do we deliver better animal welfare?'

"By treating animals well, we can fight poverty, reduce hunger, improve people's health, tackle climate change and protect the biodiversity of our planet. We've been working to make sure the vital importance of animal protection is recognised at a global level. This is clear acknowledgement that better animal welfare contributes to better food security for communities, which in turn helps to tackle sustainable development goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."

The inclusion of language on animal welfare makes it clear that governments should prioritise animal welfare in designing their country's farming systems, emphasising that animals should be able to live free from pain, distress and hunger and able to demonstrate natural behaviours as set out by the Five Freedoms and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards and principles.

The recommendations also stress the importance of animal health and access to veterinary services.

The recommendations were informed by a High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) report on farm animal welfare, which informed the priorities and is the backbone of the recommendations.

World Animal Protection will continue to work in to embed these recommendations in policy and practice.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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UN supports better welfare for farm animals worldwide

For the first time ever in the history of the United Nations (UN), farm animals worldwide will be better protected following the adoption of groundbreaking global policy recommendations on animal welfare in farming at the UN Committee on World Food Security meeting in Rome.World Animal Protection is working to ensure the welfare of world's largest herd - dairy animals in IndiaLobbying efforts by animal welfare organization World Animal Protection over the past two years laid the groundwork for farm animals around the world to be better protected with substantive language on animal welfare included in recommendations adopted by member countries.World Animal Protection's India Country Director, Gajender K Sharma says: "This change by the UN is a massive step forward in putting animal welfare at the front and centre of farming. It means countries will no longer ask 'should we include animal welfare?' but 'how do we deliver better animal welfare?'"By treating animals well, we can fight ...

For the first time ever in the history of the United Nations (UN), farm animals worldwide will be better protected following the adoption of groundbreaking global policy recommendations on animal welfare in farming at the UN Committee on World Food Security meeting in Rome.

World Animal Protection is working to ensure the welfare of world's largest herd - dairy animals in India

Lobbying efforts by animal welfare organization World Animal Protection over the past two years laid the groundwork for farm animals around the world to be better protected with substantive language on animal welfare included in recommendations adopted by member countries.

World Animal Protection's Country Director, Gajender K Sharma says: "This change by the UN is a massive step forward in putting animal welfare at the front and centre of farming. It means countries will no longer ask 'should we include animal welfare?' but 'how do we deliver better animal welfare?'

"By treating animals well, we can fight poverty, reduce hunger, improve people's health, tackle climate change and protect the biodiversity of our planet. We've been working to make sure the vital importance of animal protection is recognised at a global level. This is clear acknowledgement that better animal welfare contributes to better food security for communities, which in turn helps to tackle sustainable development goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."

The inclusion of language on animal welfare makes it clear that governments should prioritise animal welfare in designing their country's farming systems, emphasising that animals should be able to live free from pain, distress and hunger and able to demonstrate natural behaviours as set out by the Five Freedoms and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards and principles.

The recommendations also stress the importance of animal health and access to veterinary services.

The recommendations were informed by a High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) report on farm animal welfare, which informed the priorities and is the backbone of the recommendations.

World Animal Protection will continue to work in to embed these recommendations in policy and practice.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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UN supports better welfare for farm animals worldwide

For the first time ever in the history of the United Nations (UN), farm animals worldwide will be better protected following the adoption of groundbreaking global policy recommendations on animal welfare in farming at the UN Committee on World Food Security meeting in Rome.

World Animal Protection is working to ensure the welfare of world's largest herd - dairy animals in India

Lobbying efforts by animal welfare organization World Animal Protection over the past two years laid the groundwork for farm animals around the world to be better protected with substantive language on animal welfare included in recommendations adopted by member countries.

World Animal Protection's Country Director, Gajender K Sharma says: "This change by the UN is a massive step forward in putting animal welfare at the front and centre of farming. It means countries will no longer ask 'should we include animal welfare?' but 'how do we deliver better animal welfare?'

"By treating animals well, we can fight poverty, reduce hunger, improve people's health, tackle climate change and protect the biodiversity of our planet. We've been working to make sure the vital importance of animal protection is recognised at a global level. This is clear acknowledgement that better animal welfare contributes to better food security for communities, which in turn helps to tackle sustainable development goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."

The inclusion of language on animal welfare makes it clear that governments should prioritise animal welfare in designing their country's farming systems, emphasising that animals should be able to live free from pain, distress and hunger and able to demonstrate natural behaviours as set out by the Five Freedoms and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards and principles.

The recommendations also stress the importance of animal health and access to veterinary services.

The recommendations were informed by a High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) report on farm animal welfare, which informed the priorities and is the backbone of the recommendations.

World Animal Protection will continue to work in to embed these recommendations in policy and practice.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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