NEW SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE REPORT RELEASED ON ANIMAL WELFARE DURING TRANSPORTATION
The report, “Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Transportation, Review of Scientific Research on Priority Welfare Issues” is available at www.nfacc.ca/transportation-code-of-practice-update.
This peer-reviewed report synthesizes the results of research related to key animal welfare issues during transportation. Species covered included cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and equine. The Scientific Committee focused on the effect of transport duration, time off feed and water, rest intervals (where appropriate by species), environmental conditions, and loading density, as single factors or in combination, on animal welfare.