miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009

EFSA is preoccupied of animal welfare

The genetic selection of dairy cows should be accompanied by appropriate measures to ensure the welfare of the animals.

The recommendations by EFSA’s Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) have implications beyond dairy farming practices, as they come at a time of increased consumer interest in the way the products are sourced and produced.
Genetic selection of dairy cows has been used for over thirty years to increase milk yields. However, EFSA’s panel found that following this practice long-term has also led to the change of the body shape of cows, and increased their overall size.

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