Issues relating to stockbreeding, transport and slaughtering conditions with regards to animal welfare
Questions relating to livestock welfare give rise to heated societal debate. They bear on the link between human and animal, the relationship with death and the environment, modes of production and, more generally, agricultural and agrifood systems as a whole.
The CESE does not only approach the subject from the angle of animals and their awareness, but also extends it to the question of work, employees and stockbreeders. This is one of animal welfare’s fundamental prerequisites, a constituent of the “One welfare” concept because it also includes environmental and climatic issues, as impacts in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and effluent discharges can vary considerably depending on practices implemented. The most virtuous among them have positive impacts, including in terms of territorial dynamism.