Supporters of method of production labelling
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"It's the position of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries that honest labeling is one of the keys to increase animal welfare and to foster an open discussion about our ethical obligations towards animals. Current labeling practices regularly deceive consumers and lead to an unjustified ease.
External link to their website: http://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/
Farms Not Factories
Farms Not Factories supports mandatory method of production labelling on all meat and dairy products. Clear labelling of both high animal welfare and intensive production methods is essential for consumers to make an informed choice about the food they buy. It has been proven that, when informed, people are willing to spend a little more on higher welfare food, rather than on products from an intensive system in which overcrowding and lack of bedding means that the animals suffer stress and disease, are prone to aggressive behaviour and have to be routinely given antibiotics. Clear labelling benefits farm animals, the farmers who invest in better conditions for their livestock, the environment and human health.
External link to their site: http://pigpledge.org/
Free Range Dairy Network CIC
Free Range Dairy supports the Labelling Matters campaign because we believe consumers should be able to make a more informed choice about the milk and dairy products they buy. Without clear labelling to explain the farming system, people are currently unable to distinguish between milk that comes from grazing herds or intensive farming operations where cows are housed all year round. The Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise label gives a clear assurance that milk comes from cows that are free to graze in fields for at least six months of the year and that farmers receive a fair price.
External link to their site: http://www.freerangedairy.org
We are aware of the need of modern legislation which is consequentially enforceable in practice. Therefore we fully support Labelling Matters campaign. We suppose that better public awareness of animal farming will bring about their increased interest in method of rearing and slaughtering of animals they consume. Consumers will be able to choose higher welfare food which together with good public education and information will increase the sale of products from farmers who respect welfare needs of animals.
External link to the Nadace na ochranu zvířat website: http://www.ochranazvirat.cz/
Peopleriver is in full support of the Labelling Matters campaign. We urgently need to reconnect with the food we eat, for the sake of our own health and the health of the planet. Accurate Information regarding were our food comes from and how it is produced should be readily available to consumers. Clear labelling would be a vital step forward in raising awareness and improving the welfare of animals.
External link to their website: http://www.peopleriver.org
PROVIEH supports the mandatory 'method of production' labelling because we believe that consumers have the right to know what they are buying. While food labelling rules in many parts of Europe are still lax enough to allow for misleading images and information on packages, the method of production labelling would make consumers aware of their choices. The mandatory European egg labelling scheme has shown how consumers move away from non-animal welfare friendly products when given clear and simple information. PROVIEH is aware that not only 'input factors' like the production method play a vital role for farm animal welfare. Good management and stockmanship are also extremely important in order to achieve good animal welfare. PROVIEH therefore supports the intention to further back up the labelling terms with a strong system for assuring welfare outcomes measured through animal based indicators.
External link to their website - http://www.provieh.de/
Společnost pro zvířata
Zelený kruh, asociace 28 environmentálních NNO
Green Circle, association of 28 Czech environmental NGOs