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Breaking News factory farms may soon banned in switzerland  animal welfare | Breaking News

Factory Farms May Soon Banned In Switzerland: Animal Welfare

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Factory Farms May Soon Banned In Switzerland. Animal agriculture in Switzerland could look very different in the future. The Swiss public will vote on a ban on factory farming.
Switzerland is considering a ban on factory farming after campaigners gathered more than 100,000 signatures urging the government to outlaw it. Supporters of the ban argue that factory farming is linked to poor animal welfare. "Fifty percent of all piglets raised in Switzerland are slaughtered without ever seeing the sky," Meret Schneider, co-director of animal rights think tank Sentience Politics, said in a statement. "Over 80 percent of the chickens kept in Switzerland never stand on a meadow in their life and already reach slaughter weight when they are only 30 days old."

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"Switzerland imports 1.2 million tonnes of animal feed every year to produce the necessary quantity of animal products," said Vera Weber, president of the Franz Weber Foundation, an organization that works to protect the planet with exposés and lobbying. More research is uncovering animal agriculture’s impact on the planet. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) named meat 'the world’s most urgent problem'.

"Our use of animals as a food-production technology has brought us to the verge of catastrophe,” UNEP said in a statement. “The greenhouse gas footprint of animal agriculture rivals that that of every car, truck, bus, ship, airplane, and rocket ship combined." Supporters of the ban argue that factory farming involves animal cruelty.

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Factory Farming Is Unacceptable

The 'No factory farming in Switzerland' initiative launched in June 2018. It aims to put an end to intensive farming by amending article 80a of the Federal Constitution. Silvano Lieger, co-director of Sentience Politics, told LIVEKINDLY, "The fact that we were able to submit this initiative so quickly shows how much people in Switzerland care about animals. The majority of them are unaware of the significant amount of individuals that are still being raised in unbearable conditions." "Factory farming is unacceptable and we should use the power of direct democracy to also make it illegal," Lieger added.



                                   TheTruth About Your Food with FOOD, INC. Filmmaker Robert Kenner
                                                                   Factory Farms: Animal Welfare

Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the United States, but it could be anywhere, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

Switzerland And Animal Welfare

The Swiss public is also set to vote on whether animal testing of products sold in the country should be allowed. The vote was made possible after petitioners collected the minimum 100,000 signatures needed to place a measure on the ballot. Last year, Switzerland made boiling lobsters and all other crustaceans illegal due to animal welfare concerns. It was recently reported that 2.6 million Swiss people - or 31 percent of the population - are reducing or have entirely cut meat consumption.

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Factory Farms May Soon Banned In Switzerland: Animal Welfare

Factory Farms May Soon Banned In Switzerland. Animal agriculture in Switzerland could look very different in the future. The Swiss public will vote on a ban on factory farming. Switzerland is considering a ban on factory farming after campaigners gathered more than 100,000 signatures urging the government to outlaw it. Supporters of the ban argue that factory farming is linked to poor animal welfare. "Fifty percent of all piglets raised in Switzerland are slaughtered without ever seeing the sky," Meret Schneider, co-director of animal rights think tank Sentience Politics, said in a statement. "Over 80 percent of the chickens kept in Switzerland never stand on a meadow in their life and already reach slaughter weight when they are only 30 days old." Recommended: Climate Change: Water Scarcity, Hunger, Agriculture And Food Factory Farming Also Contributes To Climate Change, Water Scarcity, And Hunger Issues "Switzerland imports 1.2 million tonnes of animal feed every year to produce the necessary quantity of animal products," said Vera Weber, president of the Franz Weber Foundation, an organization that works to protect the planet with exposés and lobbying. More research is uncovering animal agriculture’s impact on the planet. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) named meat 'the world’s most urgent problem'. "Our use of animals as a food-production technology has brought us to the verge of catastrophe,” UNEP said in a statement. “The greenhouse gas footprint of animal agriculture rivals that that of every car, truck, bus, ship, airplane, and rocket ship combined." Supporters of the ban argue that factory farming involves animal cruelty. Recommended:  Bio-industry: Cognitive Dissonance Makes Us Eat Corrupt Meat Factory Farming Is Unacceptable The 'No factory farming in Switzerland' initiative launched in June 2018. It aims to put an end to intensive farming by amending article 80a of the Federal Constitution. Silvano Lieger, co-director of Sentience Politics, told LIVEKINDLY, "The fact that we were able to submit this initiative so quickly shows how much people in Switzerland care about animals. The majority of them are unaware of the significant amount of individuals that are still being raised in unbearable conditions." "Factory farming is unacceptable and we should use the power of direct democracy to also make it illegal," Lieger added. {youtube}                                    TheTruth About Your Food with FOOD, INC. Filmmaker Robert Kenner                                                                    Factory Farms: Animal Welfare Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examine s corporate farming in the United States, but it could be anywhere, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. Switzerland And Animal Welfare The Swiss public is also set to vote on whether animal testing of products sold in the country should be allowed. The vote was made possible after petitioners collected the minimum 100,000 signatures needed to place a measure on the ballot. Last year, Switzerland made boiling lobsters and all other crustaceans illegal due to animal welfare concerns. It was recently reported that 2.6 million Swiss people - or 31 percent of the population - are reducing or have entirely cut meat consumption. Before you go! Recommended:  UN Shows Human Devastating Impact On Nature: Worldwide Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
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