World Day For Farmed Animals

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Do One Thing For Farm Animals

1) Demand the high welfare chickens

2) Take the Interactive Quiz

3) Participate in Polls on Twitter and Linkedin

4) Post a story on Instagram/Facebook using the hashtag  #WDFAAsia, #dayforanimals and #WDFA

5) Caption the Image 

6) Read Our Reports Below on how Animal Welfare can Make a Difference

Better Dairy
The Indian dairy sector is rapidly increasing with a National goal to double production by 2025. Animals in good welfare produce more and better quality milk, reducing the need for antibiotics and additives, and benefiting consumers, farmers and businesses. Together with National Dairy Research Institute, World Animal Protection developed the National Code for of Practice for Dairy Management in India to detail good basic health, welfare and management standards. This Code is endorsed by the Animal Welfare Board of India.
National Dairy Code Hindi
Many among us may not know that animal productivity and animal welfare are closely related. Protecting animal welfare involves meeting the most basic animal needs, ensuring good feeding, good housing, good healthcare and good behaviour and consequently good animal productivity. However, high productivity is no guarantee of good welfare. On the contrary, striving to attain very high levels of productivity (up to the maximum genetic potential), which at times may also not be prudent economically, puts physiological stress on the animal with resultant impaired health, reproduction and longevity. Similarly, including grains (concentrated feed) in high proportions in the diet of cows may put them under metabolic stress, which in the long run may result in health disorders.
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The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is the leading global measure of farm animal welfare management, policy commitment, performance and disclosure in food companies. It enables investors, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders to understand corporate practice and performance on farm animal welfare, and it drives – directly and through the efforts of others – corporate improvements in the welfare of animals reared for food. Through its corporate engagement work, World Animal Protection works with leading food companies across the value chain to support their efforts to improve welfare animal standards in their operations.

Humans of Farm Animal Welfare

 

 

humans of farm animals
Payal Francis has been involved in many different forms of activism related to all kinds of animals. Specifically, Payal has rescued pigs and cows from the people who were about to slaughter/abandon them. Also, she feeds the stray cows and gives treatment in her locality as well. She has even made people aware to not abandon their cows on-road as people leave them on roads when they become unproductive.
Payal kept closely monitoring the situation for 15 straight days, a true testament to her tenacity for animal kind!
Vinayak humans of farm animals
There is an old saying – ‘love can prosper anywhere’, and when we talk about love it includes animals too. World Animal Protection brings to you a heartwarming story of Vinayak Gautam, whose life took a turn for the better when he saw a video on Youtube on egg incubators. Read the story and get inspired.
Dr. M. L. Kamboj Humans of farm animals
Dr. M. L. Kamboj, Principal Scientist (LPM) at ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal specializes in animal behaviour and welfare. He, along with World Animal Protection, has been instrumental in developing the “National Code of Practices for Management of Dairy Animals in India,” the standards for ensuring welfare of dairy animals. He has developed protocols for assessment of cattle welfare; investigated the welfare status of cattle in Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand states and suggested strategies for improvement of cattle welfare in these states. His studies on natural behaviours of cattle and buffaloes have lead to evolving husbandry practices for improved welfare of these animals.
What do farmed animals deserve? The answer is --- "Good Lives"

World Day for Farmed Animals

When it comes to better treatment and welfare of farm animals, the issue is mostly neglected because farm animals are considered to be products. In India, around 50 million cows and buffaloes are farmed for their milk – more than in any other nation in the world. And many suffer in substandard conditions. 

Approximately 40 billion chickens are suffering every day globally. Chickens are the most abused animal in the world and are suffering horrors due to intensive farming.

Thousands of animals are tortured for food in the farming industry. The majority of our consumption, be it meat, dairy, and eggs come from animals like cows, chickens, goats and other immunologically- compromised animals which are confined to cramped, unhygienic conditions and transported long distances without proper handling and care.

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Several animal welfare organizations across India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, China and Philippines are coming together to raise their voice for these voiceless farm animals.

As World Animal Protection is continuously working for the welfare of farm animals in India, it is joining this movement across Asia on the occasion of World Day for Farmed Animals.

The time has come to improve the lives of farm animals and to move the world to protect farm animals.

Watch the video to know that farmed animals need good lives

 

Know More About Our Farming Work

Broiler chickens
Chickens are not treated like animals; they are considered a commodity. The speed at which they are raised for commercial benefits:
1) They are overgrown
2) They suffer from painful lameness
3) They have overworked hearts and lungs
4) They get wounds, including skin sores and burns
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Cows and buffaloes deserve a better life. We can make it happen. Animals have a right to live free from pain and suffering. An estimated 50 million dairy animals suffer every day in India and a significant number of these suffer the worst cruelty as they live in unacceptable conditions in these urban and peri-urban dairies.
40 billion chickens are subjected to overcrowded factory farms every year. Many will have a space smaller than a piece of paper to live in, in barns often crammed with tens of thousands of chickens. They will spend most of their lives sitting or lying in their own waste. Global brands have a responsibility to improve chicken lives everywhere

Chickens Not Products

Swagatama Mukherjee ( Volunteer at World Animal Protection India) shares her views on the plight and miserable suffering of animals in farming. See the Morbid world of chickens through her eyes. Packed into tiny cages like sardines in a can, with no space to move or even stretch around, taken away from their mothers at an early stage, chickens in our society are viewed strictly as commodities or objects essential to sustain a growing population; catering purely to the gastronomical desires of a society shackled by capitalistic consumerism, fueled by want instead of necessity.

Read the Blog by our Volunteer