• New RSPCA welfare standards for pigs

    New RSPCA welfare standards for pigs
    New requirements for water quality testing and standards ensuring pigs’ welfare at agricultural show…

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RSPCA Welfare Standards

  • Beef cattle

    RSPCA welfare standards for beef cattle (including veal) - March 2010

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  • Chickens

    RSPCA welfare standards for chicken - November 2013

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  • Dairy cattle

    RSPCA welfare standards for dairy cattle - June 2011

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  • Ducks

    RSPCA welfare standards for domestic/common ducks - November 2011

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  • Hatcheries

    RSPCA welfare standards for hatcheries: chicks, poults and ducklings - May 2011

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  • Laying hens

    RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens - September 2013

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  • Pullets

    RSPCA welfare standards for pullets - September 2013

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  • Pigs

    RSPCA welfare standards for pigs - November 2014. Please note updates to the standards effective from December 2015 and April 2016

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  • Salmon

    RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon - September 2015

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  • Sheep

    RSPCA welfare standards for sheep - April 2010

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  • Trout

    RSPCA welfare standards for farmed rainbow trout - February 2014

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  • Turkeys

    RSPCA welfare standards for turkeys - September 2012

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News & Events

New RSPCA welfare standards for pigs

New RSPCA welfare standards for pigs

New requirements for water quality testing and standards ensuring pigs’ welfare at agricultural shows are included in the updated RSPCA welfare standards for pigs.

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Freedom Food membership agreement update

Freedom Food membership agreement update

The Freedom Food membership agreement has been updated and revised after the introduction of the RSPCA Assured certification mark. Freedom Food members will receive a copy of the new agreement and a summary of the changes in the post.

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Update on new RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens

Update on new RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens

We have received some feedback that the implementation date for providing raised perches is not easily achievable for existing Freedom Food members - particularly for those with imminent flock turn-around.

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New pullet welfare standards must now be met

New pullet welfare standards must now be met

Updated RSPCA welfare standards for pullets must be met from Thursday 11 August 2016. Copies of all changes to the standards and guidance were sent to relevant producers, hauliers and transporters on the Freedom Food scheme in May 2016.

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