In short, the words “animal welfare” are understood to mean better and more equitable animal breeding, avoiding the unnecessary suffering of farm animals and pets.
To give a few examples, the range of issues covers local commitment to stray animals, responsibility of industrial livestock production, the obligation for household pets to be vaccinated, the way animals live in zoos or on farms, etc.
However, focusing on livestock, animal welfare fights to ensure that farm animals do not suffer, that their living conditions are improved and that their death, when they have to be slaughtered, is painless.
Nowadays, animal welfare is one of the main concerns for both society and those who make a living from livestock or their distribution. It is a fundamental part of the global commitment to sustainability and the future of the planet we inhabit.