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30th September 2016 - The UK's Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF) has called on the British government to introduce method of production labelling for all meat and dairy products. 

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19 September 2016 - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for mandatory method of production food labelling, which could offer post-Brexit UK food producers and farmers a unique selling point by providing consumers  with the clear welfare labelling they want.  BVA is adding its voice to the Labelling Matters campaign for the introduction of mandatory method of production labelling of meat and dairy products.

Research into European product labels provides compelling evidence that, based on the label alone, most consumers are likely to misinterpret the farming method used for meat and dairy products.  This research provides evidence of the views of actual consumers of these types of products from each country and shows that confusing labels are not restricted to a single country or product range.

For 39 days, from August 1st, an oversized chicken called ‘Rosa’ has visited 21 Member States, creating headlines and calling for honest labelling of poultrymeat.  On Sept 8th, at 5pm, ‘Rosa’ arrives at Place du Luxembourg, Brussels to present a letter, signed by 80,000 EU citizens, to Pavel Poc MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Animal Welfare Intergroup.

Am 05-07/09/2014 wird Rosa, das Kampagnen-Huhn, am 36-38. tage seiner 39-tägigen Tour durch die Europäische Union in Deutschland ankommen.  

Rosa fordert eine klare, verbindliche Kennzeichnung von Geflügelfleisch. Sie möchte, dass die Konsumenten die einfache Frage danach, wie das Huhn gehalten wurde, beantworten können.

Rosa, notre mascotte, sillonne l’Europe durant 39 jours, symbolisant la durée de vie moyenne d'un poulet intensif. Elle demande un étiquetage clair et obligatoire des viandes de volaille selon le mode d'élevage, afin que les consommateurs puissent répondre à cette question simple mais essentielle : « comment ce poulet a-t-il été élevé ? ».

Desde el 1 de agosto, Tamsin French, la hija de una granjera de pollos de Devon (Reino Unido) se vestirá de un pollo llamado «Rosa» y se embarcará en un recorrido de 39 días por la Unión Europea.  El recorrido 39Days4Rosa (39 días con Rosa) pasará por 21 estados miembros de la Unión Europea y acabará en el Parlamento Europeo de Bruselas el 8 de septiembre.

Il tour, partito da Londra il 1 agosto, tocca 21 paesi della UE e durerà 39 giorni, quanto la durata di vita media di un pollo da carne allevato intensivamente. Il 28 agosto, Rosa è arrivata a Rimini, la sua tappa italiana, presso il bagno 81 (Rimini Dog No problem).  Ad accoglierla, CIWF Italia e tre deputati della Commissione Agricoltura del Movimento 5 Stelle: Chiara Gagnarli, Silvia Benedetti e Filippo Gallinella.

Από την 1η Αυγούστου, η Τάμσιν Φρεντς, κόρη πτηνοτρόφου από το Ντέβον του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου, θα είναι ντυμένη ως κοτόπουλο με το όνομα «Ρόζα» και θα κάνει το γύρο της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης σε 39 ημέρες. Η περιοδεία «39Days4Rosa» (39 ημέρες για τη Ρόζα) θα λάβει χώρα σε 21 Κράτη Μέλη της ΕΕ και θα ολοκληρωθεί στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο στις Βρυξέλλες στις 8 Σεπτεμβρίου.

На 24.08.2014г. Роса, пилето с кампания, ще пристигне в България на 24-я ден от нейното 39-дневно турне в Европейския съюз.  Роса призовава за ясно, задължително етикетиране на пилешкото месо. Тя иска потребителите да знаят отговора на обикновения въпрос „Как е отглеждано това пиле?“

Găina Rosa va sosi în România pe data de 22 august, în cadrul turnelului său european de 39 de zile.  Timp de 2 zile, Rosa și susținătorii ei vor strânge semnături și vor împărți broșuri informative vizitatorilor din Centrul Istoric al Bucureștiului. Prin campania sa, Rosa cere o etichetare clară și obligatorie pentru carnea de pasăre. Ea vrea să le ofere consumatorilor posibilitatea de găsi răspuns la o întrebare simplă: „În ce condiții a fost crescut puiul”?

Augusztus 1-től, Tamsin French, egy brit brojlercsirke tenyésztő lánya a "Rosa" nevű csirkejelmezben 39 napon át járja az Európai Uniót. A 39Days4Rosa turné 21 EU-tagállamot karol át és Brüsszelben, az Európai Parlamentnél végződik szeptember 8-án. 

Am 19. August wird Rosa, das Kampagnen-Huhn, am 19. Tag seiner 39-tägigen Tour durch die Europäische Union, in Österreich ankommen. Jetzt kommt sie mit Unterstützung des VGT nach Wien:  WANN: 19. August 2014, 11:00-12:00  WO: Stephansplatz, Wien.

1. augusta si Tamsin French, dcéra chovateľa kurčiat z Devonu vo Veľkej Británii, obliekla kostým kuraťa menom "Rosa" a vydala sa na 39-dňovú púť po Európskej únii. Putovanie s názvom 39Days4Rosa (39 dní pre Rosu) prepojí 21 členských štátov EÚ a uzavrie sa 8. 9. pred Európskym parlamentom v Bruseli.

1. srpna  si Tamsin Frenchová, dcera chovatele kuřat z Devonu ve Velké Británii, oblékla kostým kuřete jménem “Rosa” a vydala se na 39ti denní pouť po Evropské unii. Putování s názvem 39Days4Rosa (39 dní pro Rosu) propojí 21 členských států EU a uzavře se 8. září před Evropským parlamentem v Bruselu.  16. srpna, 16. den své 39ti denní pouti po Evropské unii,  Rosa dorazí do České republiky. Se svými příznivci, kteří již sledují její putování, se setká v 10 hodin v parku Kampa v Praze.

1 sierpnia Tamsin French, angielska farmerka hodująca brojlery, przebrana za kurczaka ‘Rosa’ wyruszyła w 39-dniową podroż po Unii Europejskiej.  „39Days4Rosa tour” obejmie 21 krajów i zakończy się w Parlamencie Europejskim 8 września. 14 i 15 sierpnia Rosa zatrzyma się w Warszawie w 14. i 15. dniu swej 39-dniowej podroży. Na miejscu zostanie powitana przez zespół pracowników i wolontariuszy Fundacji Compassion in World Farming Polska i będzie prowadziła swoją kampanię pod Pałacem Kultury i Nauki, na Placu Zamkowym i w Parku Łazienkowskim.

Šiandien Vilniuje nuo 14 val. vyks neįprasta akcija, kurios metu višta Rosa persirengę trys savanoriai iš Jungtinės Karalystės mėgins atkreipti europiečių dėmesį į teisingo ir privalomo vištienos gaminių žymėjimo būtinybę. Daugiau nei mėnesį trunkančios akcijos metu, savanoriai ketina apkeliauti 21 Europos šalį siekdami, kad vištienos gaminiai būtų žymimi pagal gyvūnų laikymo būdą. Šią akciją taip pat palaiko vartotojų ir aukštesnės gyvūnų gerovės siekiančios grupės visoje Europoje.

No 1. augusta Tamsin French – broileru audzētāja meita no Devonas Apvienotajā Karalistē – pārģērbsies par vistu vārdā Roza un dosies 39 dienu ceļojumā pa Eiropas Savienību. Ceļojumā 39Days4Rosa iekļauta 21 ES dalībvalsts, un tas beigsies pie Eiropas Parlamenta Briselē 8. septembrī.  Roza 11. augustā ieradīsies Latvijā sava 39 dienu ilgā ceļojuma pa Eiropas Savienību 11. dienā. Viņu plkst. Rosa sagaidīs kampaņas dalībnieki no “Dzīvnieku drauga fonda”.

1. augustil paneb kanafarmeri tütar Tamsin French selga Rosa nimelise kanakostüümi ja asub 39-päevalisele reisile mööda Euroopa Liitu. 39Days4Rosa nimeline reisi tee viib läbi 21 EL-i liikmesriigi ja lõppeb 8. septembril Brüsselis Euroopa Parlamendi juures.  10. augustil jõuab Rosa oma 39-päevase Euroopa Liidu tuuri 10. päeval Eestisse.

Broilerinlihan merkintäjärjestelmän puolesta kampanjoiva Rosa-broileri saapuu Suomeen elokuun 9. päivänä. Tamsin French, broilerintuottajan tytär Isosta-Britanniasta, on pukeutunut Rosa-broileriksi 39 päivää kestävällä EU:n kiertueella. Rosa vierailee 21 EU:n jäsenvaltiossa ja päättää kierroksensa Euroopan parlamenttiin Brysseliin 8. syyskuuta.

En jättekyckling kallad Rosa kommer under 39 dagar att besöka 21 EU-medlemsstater och nu på fredag anländer hon till Sverige. Rosa vill ha en tydlig och obligatorisk märkning av kycklingkött.  Hon vill att konsumenter ska få svar på den enkla frågan: 'Hur har denna kyckling haft det?'  Rosa kommer att möta journalister och allmänheten utanför riksdagshuset kl 11.00-12.00 fredag 8 augusti för att väcka uppmärksamhet kring denna fråga.

Fra den 1. august vil Tamsin French, en kyllingeopdrætters datter fra Devon, Storbritannien, klæde sig ud som en kylling med navnet "Rosa" og starte en 39 dages tur i den Europæiske Union. 39Days4Rosa-turen fører hende til 21 EU-medlemsstater og slutter ved det Europæiske Parlament i Bruxelles den 8. september. Den 6. august vil Rosa være i Danmark på 6. dagen af hendes 39 dages tur i den Europ- æiske Union. Her møder hun forkæmpere fra Dyrenes Venner på Købmagergade/Rundegårn kl. 11.00.

Am 03/08/2014 wird Rosa, das Kampagnen-Huhn, am 3. Tag seiner 39-tägigen Tour durch die Europäische Union in Deutschland ankommen.  

Rosa fordert eine klare, verbindliche Kennzeichnung von Geflügelfleisch. Sie möchte, dass die Konsumenten die einfache Frage danach, wie das Huhn gehalten wurde, beantworten können.

Vanaf 1 augustus verkleedt Tamsin French, de dochter van een pluimveehouder in Devon, zich als kip 'Rosa' en reist zo 39 dagen door de Europese Unie. De 39Days4Rosa-rondreis zal plaatsvinden in 21 EU-lidstaten en zal eindigen bij het Europees Parlement in Brussel op 8 september.

Op 2 augustus, dag 2 van haar 39-daagse rondreis door de Europese Unie, arriveert Rosa in Nederland. Zij zal daar om 11.00 uur de campagneleiders van CIWF Nederland op de Dam ontmoeten.

From August 1st, Devon broiler farmer’s daughter, Tamsin French, will dress as a chicken called ‘Rosa’, and embark on a 39-day tour of the European Union.  The 39Days4Rosa tour will take in 21 EU Member States and finish at the European Parliament in Brussels on September 8th.  ‘Rosa’ is calling for clear, mandatory method of production labelling of poultrymeat.  She wants consumers to be able to answer the simple question, 'How was this chicken kept?'  Her tour can be followed on Twitter and Facebook.

In November, at the invitation of DG Sanco, Labelling Matters presented landmark consumer research which shows that most consumers want method of production labelling extended to all meat and dairy products sold in the EU. Labelling Matters partners were joined by Reineke Hamleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals.  She explained that consumers from across Europe support clear, honest, labelling of food.  The presentation showed that method of production labelling, underpinned with outcome-based assessments, is the best way to accurately inform consumers, empowering them to drive improvements from the market place - a key ambition of Commission's Animal Welfare Strategy.

Eurogroup for Animals joins Labelling Matters campaign

Eurogroup for Animals has joined an ever-widening coalition of support for mandatory method of production labelling and the Labelling Matters campaign. Eurogroup spokesperson, Martyn Griffiths, said, 'Method of production labelling is the first step in helping consumers recognise the origin of meat and to make better informed choices. We have seen that the labeling of eggs proves that this system works and consumers appreciate being aware of what they buy and eat. Eurogroup for Animals believes that method of production labelling is perfectly in line with the aims of the European Commission's Animal Welfare strategy which aims to invest in better education of consumers.'

On Tuesday 10th September, CIWF and the Czech Society for Animals called for method of production labelling of meat and milk products, protesting that European Commission is keeping consumers in the dark. The event took place during Ekofestival, an all day presentation of environmental NGOs in Prague centre. The deputy mayor of Prague part 12 came and joined the activists. After the event Green Circle became an official campaign supporter. Support also came from the State Veterinary Administration spokesperson who said: “method of production labelling could be beneficial for consumers”.

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ANDA calls on the Commission to promote a system of labeling on animal welfare

Agrodigital.com reported, 'The National Association for the Defence of Animals (ANDA) has focused today outside the European Commission headquarters in Madrid to warn of the need to increase the level of information provided to consumers on the factors related to animal welfare. "Currently, there is no animal welfare scale, similar to that already in the eggs," says Alberto Díez, ANDA spokesman.' 

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Labelling Matters supporter, OneKind, took to the streets in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 5th September.  They called on consumers to support EU-wide method of production labelling on all meat and dairy products.  Shoppers were invited to sign postcards to EU Commissioner Borg, explaining, 'I don’t want to be shopping in the dark'.  When the anticipated legislative framework for animal welfare is proposed in 2014, OneKind, and all Labelling Matters supporters and supporter groups, want mandatory method of production labelling to take centre stage.

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New independent research*, published on 9th July 2013, shows that eight out of ten consumers in the European Union want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. The European Commission is resisting this change and wants to keep consumers in the dark about where their food actually comes from.

EU realises that 'Labelling Matters'

A new system for labelling fish products, agreed by the European Union, will give consumers information about the way their fish is caught and sets a precedent for clearer labelling of other animal products.

Method of catch labelling will give consumers information about the fishing system used to produce their food. They will be able to use this to make informed choices, based on ethical grounds.

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Commission keeps consumers in the dark

1st March 2013 - Compassion in World Farming says, Commission keeps consumers in the dark

The recent and ongoing horsemeat scandal has brought to light a simple and ugly truth: we as consumers don’t know what we are eating, where our food is from or how it was produced. Questions regarding the horses’ welfare remain largely unanswered.

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News - 6th September 2012

Ayrton Cable is a nine-year-old on a mission. The grandson of Business Secretary, Vince Cable, will premiere his short film proposing a new law on food labelling to an invited audience of MPs and journalists in Portcullis House on 5th September. He says: "I think all meat and dairy products, like chicken, cheese and bacon should be clearly and honestly labelled to show the farm system used to rear the animal."

Press release - 2 March 2012

During this week's BBC Countryfile programme (Sunday 4 March 2012, 7pm) John Craven investigates animal welfare labelling. Helen Browning of Soil Association, Philip Lymbery of Compassion in World Farming, and Julia Wrathall of RSPCA will discuss the existing farm assurance labelling schemes used on our food and what they really mean in terms of animal welfare.