The interactive summary document collates information from 19 countries; identifying six key animal welfare areas, each subsection contains hyperlinks to connect users to the associated documentation.
Animal welfare is a key issue affecting the operations of egg industry producers and country associations, having an overview of these regulations in a readily accessible hub offers valuable support to countries and organisations reviewing their own legislation.
The database highlights whether each country has a ban on conventional cages and indicates whether there is any other associated legislation or codes of practice in operation. It also identifies three key welfare issues that specifically affect egg production, covering legislation and guidelines in relation to; layer housing, beak trimming and the disposal of male chicks.
Countries currently included in the summary:
Australia and its eight territories
The IEC’s Global Animal Welfare Summary database is now available to all members as a valuable reference tool. You can access it here.