Yesterday (27th June), our Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony took place in Brussels, where market leading food companies from across the globe were celebrated and awarded for their commitment to higher farm animal welfare.
A united movement
Our CEO, Philip Lymbery, opened the ceremony highlighting how the animal welfare movement has recently united under our End the Cage Age European Citizens’ Initiative calling for a total ban on the use of cages for all farm animals across Europe, and securing well over one million signatures.
This year saw the launch of a number of new awards: The Good Turkey Award, the Good Calf Award, and the Sustainable Food and Farming Award for companies taking steps to produce meat, dairy or eggs in ways that protect, improve and restore wildlife and the environment.
Striving to improve welfare
The ceremony was hosted by TV presenter, vet and author Emma Milne who said: “I’m hugely honoured to have been asked to host this year’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. All the time we use animals for food it’s essential that we keep striving to improve their welfare, not just in life but in death too. These awards recognise those companies who embrace this.”
And the Awards go to…
A total of 50 award winners were recognised this year, including our main awards for hens, broilers, dairy cattle, pigs and rabbits, our new awards for turkeys and calves, and the Sustainable Food and Farming Awards.
Our 2019 Award winners are set to improve the lives of over 39 million animals each year.
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