Poultry Welfare in Developed and Developing Countries
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 1-4
Received: Jan. 8, 2014; Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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Talha ELsadig Abbas, Department of Animal Production, University of ALneelain, Khartoum, Sudan
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Poultry welfare acquired a lot of attention in the last years especially in Europe. That appears in the activities of Animal Welfare organisations in addition to the governments of European Union which include researches and performing legislations and standards for keeping poultry. In addition, emerge of kind of consumers preferring organic foods, which are the products of poultry that mostly kept in free range system, encourage develop of poultry welfare concern. On the other hand, in the developing countries particularly in Africa the concern of animal welfare appeared recently as a proposal by the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa after the 2nd Global Conference on Animal Welfare held in Cairo in (2008) and the Workshop for OIE National Animal Welfare Focal Points for Africa held in Addis Ababa in (2010). In Africa as many other developing countries free range keeping of local chickens is the major system of production till few years ago. Then producers went forward modern production and introduced technology into poultry farming and they became aware about poultry health and growth performance. Therefore researches are concentrating on improvement of production by manipulating problems related to import of new breeds to the tropics. Hence, to establish and progress animal welfare concern in developing countries more effort by members of this Working Group will be required.
Free Range System, Cages, Layers, Organic Foods, Welfare
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Talha ELsadig Abbas, Poultry Welfare in Developed and Developing Countries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20140201.11
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