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(2016-07-08 12:25:09)
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International Poultry Forum China 2016 to Focus on Animal Welfare

The (Fifth) International Poultry Forum China 2016 which will be taking place on July 22-23, 2016 in Shanghai, China, is expected to focus on the pressing issue of animal welfare in the poultry industry.
Mike Baker, CEO of World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) once told the press that the majority of animals in the world are farm animals and the promotion of animal husbandry with higher standards does not only improve the living environment and welfare of animals but also contribute to the safety of man’s food.

The challenge facing the welfare of farm animals is the biggest of its kind and it is getting more serious. According to the data released by WSPA, there are more than 70 billion farm animals ending up on humans’ table while two thirds of these animals cannot move around freely or live in a natural environment.

However, with consumers beginning to pay more attention to where their foods come from and how the food animals spend their lives on farms, changes will inevitably be made in areas such as animal farming, transportation, slaughter and processing so that the living conditions, health and security of the on-farm animals can be improved.

The year 2014 witnessed the introduction of the first edition of Standards for Farm Animal Welfare by the Chinese Government, marking the beginning of China’s campaign for the welfare of farm animals. Admittedly, when it comes to animal welfare, Europe serves as a better example. Peter Vingerling, corporate affairs director of Vencomatic Group, will share “The History of Animal Welfare in Europe” at IPFC 2016.

In North America however, fast food giant McDonald’s has made an overhaul of changes in the welfare of chickens. In September, 2015 McDonald’s announced that it would embark on a ten-year transition to purchasing only eggs produced from cage-free hens in the U.S. and Canada.  According to Marion Gross, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer of McDonald’s North America, the announcement was one big milestone building on the work with industry experts and suppliers to improve the treatment of animals.

McDonald’s decision and relevant moves will exert considerable influence on its suppliers, its Chinese partners included. Chen Yuehua, Senior Director of Supply Chain of McKey Foods will also make a keynote speech on The Fulfillment of McDonald’s Animal Welfare Standards by McKey Foods.

At the two-day event, more topics ranging from food safety, ecological farming to ecosystem are to be discussed by renowned speakers from home and abroad.

Visit http://forum.guojixumu.com/eng/index.aspx?id=6 for more.

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