Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards: a welfare-labelling scheme that allows for continuous improvement

One challenge with animal welfare assessment programmes is that standards that make a meaningful difference to welfare can be difficult for a broad spectrum of producers to meet, thereby preventing many from engaging at all. Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP’s) 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating Standards are unique in that they are designed as a multi-tiered system […]

The Contribution of Broiler Chicken Welfare Certification at Farm Level to Enhancing Overall Animal Welfare: The Case of Brazil

The intensification of farm animal welfare debate has led to an increasing number of certification schemes covering this issue; however, there are concerns about the contribution of these schemes in improving welfare. The aims of this study were to identify certification schemes for broiler chicken welfare at farm level in Brazil, to investigate the extent […]