The Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) in collaboration with the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (NEIKER-Tecnalia) presents the WelfairTM certification of animal welfare for the main livestock species oriented to food production, such as cattle , pig, sheep, meat and laying birds, and rabbits.
The evaluation protocols have been endorsed by a consortium of EU scientists in two European projects (Welfare Quality and AWIN)
Products incorporating the WelfairTM seal will come from farm-raised animals that assess the 4 basic principles of animal welfare, based on food, shelter, health and behavior
The WelfairTM certification, represented by the Animal Welfare seal, guarantees to the consumer that the animals linked to the seal have lived and have been slaughtered under the monitoring of their welfare.
The seal guarantees that certified farms and slaughterhouses have exceeded the required score.
Ethics drives the continuous improvement of the livestock sector