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Establishing a first inventory of possible welfare issues

For each stage of the production chain, every cluster group identified all possible welfare issues. An example of the potential issues at the broiler growing stage, identified within the poultrymeat cluster, can be viewed by clicking here.

This first list of all potential welfare issues, as it resulted from the discussions amongst the experts in the cluster groups, amounted to almost 400. The potential issues were linked to various stages in the production chain.

This process resulted in the following numbers of potential welfare issues in the various product clusters:

Beef & Dairy 141
Pork 86
Poultry meat 49
Eggs 51
Farmed fish 70


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The authors gratefully acknowledge from the European Community financial participation under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, for the Support Action "EAWP" European Animal Welfare Platform, Grant Agreement KBBE-212326.

This publication reflects only the author(s)'views and the European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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