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Swiss mull banning factory farms - Bangkok Post

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GENEVA: The Swiss will vote Sunday on whether to ban intensive livestock farming in the largely rural country, which already has some of the world's strictest animal welfare laws.

If accepted, the initiative -- which has the backing of left-leaning parties, Greenpeace and other environmental organisations -- would impose stricter minimum requirements for animal-friendly housing and care, access to outdoors, and slaughtering practices.

According to the current laws, farms cannot keep more than 1,500 fattening pigs, 27,000 broiler chickens or 300 calves, basically ruling out the kinds of massive factory farms seen in other countries.


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Category: Economy

Topics: Factory Animal Welfare Animals Swiss Farm Farms Initiative Government Switzerland Farming

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Published On: 2022-09-22, 08:45:00

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