A recent opinion from the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) considers ‘the welfare implications of breeding and breeding technologies in commercial livestock agriculture’
See article in the Veterinary Record
Since 2004, the FAWC under its various titles has given unambiguous advice to the government, scientifically based on the threats of developing technologies for increased productivity but hardly any concern over the consequences for, for instance, the dairy cow. It is now 2013 and nothing has emerged from this. That is why animal welfarists must feel deep concern when a new vet school is opening unless they do something to allow for neglect of publishing what they’ve been doing all these 8 years. Particularly feckless developments and ignorance of the treatment, for instance, of the dairy cow must be emphasised and animal welfarists demands particularly met, especially with the conditions of dairy cows.