Public consultation under way for poultry
THE National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called for calm and for the industry to be afforded due process as public consultation begins on the Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for poultry production.
“The standards and guidelines are comprehensive and robust and one that has a proven track record with other industries,” NFF chief executive Tony Mahar said.
“The intention of the process is to allow people to have their say on what industry best-practice should look like.”
The NFF is calling on all political leaders and other interested parties to meaningfully engage in the process, with a view to achieving outcomes that best serve animal welfare.
“Processes such as standards and guidelines are the mechanisms that ensure animal welfare is upheld.
“Predisposing an outcome not only undermines due process, it can also potentially undermine genuine animal welfare outcomes,” Mr Mahar said.