Compassion In World Farming, Ireland



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This page provides links to resources and further reading on farm animal welfare issues relevent to Ireland.

Compassion in World Farming in the UK produces reports and booklets on a wide range of farm animal welfare issues, many available for down-loading. List of UK resources.


IRISH NEWSLETTERS

Irish Newsletters: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND NEWSLETTERS
Compassion in World Farming - Ireland produces regular updates on our farm animal welfare work in Ireland.


FUTURE OF IRISH FARMING

Presentation: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S PRESENTATION AT THE 'VETERINARY IRELAND NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE FORUM' (Dublin, 27th May 2012)
In this, Compassion in World Farming - Ireland puts forward the view that Ireland's selling point for agricultural exports is quality, and that high animal welfare standards are an integral part of this. The presentation then looks in detail at animal welfare problems with regard to pigs, animal transport and fur farming.


Submission: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S SUBMISSION TO THE IRISH GOVERNMENT'S '2020 STRATEGY' FOR THE FUTURE OF IRISH FARMING' (March 2010)
In this submission, Compassion in World Farming - Ireland argues that high farm animal welfare standards are essential for the future of Irish farming.


Presentation: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING IRELAND'S PRESENTATION TO THE OIREACHTAS JOINT AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE (December 2006)
This identifies farm animal welfare problems in the Republic of Ireland and makes recommendations. (The Oireachtas is the Republic of Ireland's national Parliament.)


CAP

Submission: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S SUBMISSION ON CAP AFTER 2013 (September 2009)
Compassion in World Farming - Ireland's submission on the direction that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) takes after 2013 argues that CAP funds should be directed to areas such as care of the environment, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, food safety, preservation of the landscape, and animal welfare.


PIGS

Downloadable booklet: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - 'PROVIDING ENRICHMENT FOR PIGS' (Published July 2011)
This is a practical guide produced by Compassion in World Farming. It examines which enrichment materials satisfy pigs' behavioural needs and EU legislation. The booklet is based on published scientific studies that have assessed enrichment materials in order to determine which ones provide effective enrichment, i.e. that enables pigs to carry out proper investigation and manipulation activities,as required by the EU law on the welfare of pigs.


Formal Complaint: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION WITH REGARD TO PIG WELFARE IN IRELAND (July 2009)
This details Ireland's failure to ensure that pigs are provided with effective enrichment materials and that routine tail docking is not carried out.


FUR

Report: SACAHW - WELFARE ASPECTS OF THE SLAUGHTER OF FUR PRODUCING ANIMALS IN IRELAND (2008)
By the Irish Scientific Advisory Committee on Animal Health and Welfare (an advisory body to the Irish Agriculture Minister) This looks at the animal welfare problems associated with the methods of killing currently used on Irish fur farms, and includes recommendations.


Report: SCAHAW (European Commission) - THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR FUR PRODUCTION (December 2001)
By the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare. This very comprehensive EU report looks in detail at scientific studies etc. relating to the welfare of all types of animals reared for their fur.


ANIMAL TRANSPORT

Submission: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ABOUT IRISH LIVE ANIMAL TRANSPORT (August 2010)
This Formal Complaint provides details of non-compliances by drivers carrying cattle and calves from the Republic of Ireland to Continental Europe.


IRISH ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE BILL

Submission: COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - IRELAND'S SUBMISSION ON PROPOSED ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE BILL (July 2008)
Compassion in World Farming - Ireland's submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regarding requirements for farm animal welfare protection in the proposed new Bill.


ELECTRO-IMMOBILISATION

Report: SACAHW - THE USE OF ELECTRO-IMMOBILISATION ON LIVE FARM ANIMALS IN IRELAND (March 2005)
By the Irish Scientific Advisory Committee on Animal Health and Welfare (an advisory body to the Irish Agriculture Minister) This looks at the animal welfare problems associated with this inhumane method of live animal restraint, which subsequently was banned in the Republic of Ireland.


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