EFSA explains animal welfare

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EFSA's Panel on Animal Health and Welfare has examined issues surrounding the slaughter of pregnant farmed animals in the European Union. Their scientific opinion - which covers dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, horses, sheep and goats - gives new insights on how many pregnant animals are slaughtered in the EU, the reasons why they are slaughtered and whether livestock fetuses can experience pain, distress or discomfort. Experts propose practical measures for reducing the number of pregnant animals slaughtered. This scientific opinion, which follows a request from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, strengthens knowledge on these issues. Ultimately, it will contribute to the improvement of animal welfare in Europe

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