CPF steps up animal welfare improvements with global policy

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The animal welfare policy will applied across its global businesses
The animal welfare policy will applied across its global businesses

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Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has implemented a new global policy across its businesses to fulfil its commitment to improving animal welfare standards.

Following its promise to World Animal Protection to remove all pregnant pigs​ from cages, the business has escalated its pledge by applying welfare practises that ensures its farm animals are treated and live in a suitable environment across its global businesses.

The company’s farms and operations will be complied with applicable laws, rules and regulations of Thailand and where CPF operates.

The policy complies with the ‘five freedoms of animal welfare’ act, which comprises: the freedom from hunger or thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury or disease, freedom to express normal behaviour and freedom from fear and distress.

CPF CEO Sookhunt Jiumjaiswanglerg said the company hopes that its partners follows their example in producing safe and quality food.

The company strives for improving quality and safe food, starting from the animal welfare at the farm​,” said Jiumjaiswanglerg. “We believe that the healthier the animals are, the lesser chance of drugs and substance use. This principle helps us to make sure that safe and nutritional foods will be delivered to us and our loved ones​.”

Under the global policy, the company will also apply the standards to all broiler and duck farms of overseas operations within 2020 and replace individual gestation pens with group pens, which CPF said was a method that provides a more relaxed environment. 

As part of its commitment to World Animal Protection, CPF said in its Sustainability Report at the beginning of March that 100% of pregnant breeding sows would be in group gestation pens by 2025 in its Thailand operations and by 2028 for international operations.

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