• New pullet welfare standards must now be met

    New pullet welfare standards must now be…
    Updated RSPCA welfare standards for pullets must be met from Thursday 11 August 2016. Copies of all…

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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 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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RSPCA Assured announces new chief executive

RSPCA Assured announces new chief executive

RSPCA Assured - the RSPCA’s ethical food label - has appointed Clive Brazier as its new chief executive. Clive took up his new role on July 7th 2016, after previously spending six months as acting chief executive and 19 months as the general manager of RSPCA Assured (previously Freedom Food).

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One in three shoppers recognise RSPCA Assured label

One in three shoppers recognise RSPCA Assured label

The RSPCA’s ethical food label RSPCA Assured - previously Freedom Food - has exceeded all expectations by achieving 33% general consumer recognition in its first year.

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New RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens

New RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens

The RSPCA welfare standards for laying hens have been updated and include new requirements for perches, multi-tier systems, environmental enrichment, injurious pecking and slaughter.

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