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Farm Animal Welfare Requirements: Chickens

Release time:2018-06-11

On August 25th 2015, International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW) and China Quality Mark Certification Group (CQM) successfully held the first drafting meeting for the "Farm Animal Welfare Requirements: Chickens".

President of ICCAW Xi Chunling, Secretary General of ICCAW Ayongxi, Director of International and Scientific Research Management Department of CQM Xue Bing and staff Zhao Fuchai attended this meeting. Professor of Guangdong Ocean University Du Bingwang, Professor of Institute of Animal Sciences of CAAS Gu Xianhong, Professor of Institute of Animal Sciences of CAAS Zheng Maiqing, Professor of South China Agricultural University Wang Linchuan, Shandong Agricultural University Dr. Zhao Jingpen were invited to the meeting as drafting experts. Beijing Huadu Yukou Poultry Industry Co., Ltd., Beijing DQY Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Minhe Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Lihua Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd., Ningxia Xiaoming Agro-Pastoral Co., Ltd. and Yiyuan Shannabian Eco-agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd. were invited to the meeting as drafting units. Furthermore, Director of Food Business of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Tracey Jones was invited as an honored guest to the meeting for academic support.

Guest President of ICCAW Ms. Wang Peizhi conducted the meeting, which was constructed by three sections, “drafting experts’ appointment and team leader election”, “experts and company representatives’ opinion statements” and “grouping, work division and specifying the due date of the draft”. Professor of Guangdong Ocean University Du Bingwang was elected as the expert drafting team leader to coordinate the work division and manuscript compiling of experts and company representatives. On the meeting, experts and company representatives stated their opinions and discussed the standards related issues. Expert team made clear about the work division, while company team was divided into laying hens group and chickens group. They communicated and discussed about each part of the standard’s framework, stated their opinions and suggestions and specified the due date of the draft on the meeting.

President Ms. Xi concluded the meeting in the end. She said, the success of the drafting meeting for “Farm Animal Welfare Requirements: Chickens” is a sign that China poultry industry is paying attention to animal welfare standards. All of you present today are part of the animal welfare promotion cause in China. We shall work together to formulate the animal welfare standards for chickens in China and consummate and improve it in the future to keep up with the international standards. And sincerely welcome the broad producers in China to participate in ‘Good Chicken Production Award’ and ‘Good Egg Production Award’ that ICCAW will jointly hold with CIWF, to take the first step on animal welfare international awards for poultry in China.
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