… The requirements would also apply to the import of animals and animal products as well as foods with ingredients of animal origin… 

 

 

Swiss to vote on proposal to ban intensive livestock farming

 

Philip Case, Farmers Weekly (UK) 

20 September 2022

 

Swiss citizens will vote on Sunday 25 September whether to ban intensive livestock farming in their country.

 

Animal rights and animal welfare organisations have submitted an initiative that calls on government to ban intensive livestock farming in Switzerland.

 

The initiative has been submitted by ProVeg International, an international food awareness organisation that wants to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives.

 

ProVeg is advocating a transition to plant-based diets and is pushing for a 50% reduction in global meat consumption by 2040.

 

The text of the initiative states that the federal government would have to set more strict minimum requirements for animal-friendly housing and care, access to the outdoors, slaughtering practices and the maximum group size per pen.

 

It would mean all farms, no matter what size, would have to comply with organic certification rules under the Bio Suisse standards for 2018 as a minimum in their animal husbandry.

 

The requirements would also apply to the import of animals and animal products as well as foods with ingredients of animal origin.

 

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