Advancing animal welfare in Asia

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020
Source: 
The Dairy Site

A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

The International Animal Welfare Standards Project, led by Professor Clive Phillips and Michelle Sinclair from UQ’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, is working to improve animal welfare during farming, slaughter and transport.

“China is responsible for 39 per cent of farmed animals worldwide – it’s the biggest livestock producing country in the world and has the biggest consumer market,” Professor Phillips said.

“There’s a clear opportunity for China to be a world leader in animal welfare.

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