Announcement of the Public Benefit Association of Conscious Buyers

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 11. 12:05

The overwhelming majority of consumers both here and in Europe want stricter rules to protect animals kept for food production, and expect EU decision-makers to finally act – according to a recent consumer protection research conducted in 8 EU countries, in which Hungarian consumers were also questioned. At home, the research was carried out with the help of the Association of Conscious Buyers, and the point was that the EU legislation regulating the area has not been touched upon since 2009, and despite the previous commitment of the European Commission, only a few areas are promised to be reconsidered by the end of 2023.

The regulations currently in force are several decades old. Urgent problems should be resolved, such as the castration of male pigs, mutilation (beak, wing, tail), keeping them in cages, separating calves from their mothers immediately after birth, or, for example, the fact that chickens selected for unnaturally fast growth essentially do not they can stand up because their legs cannot support their own weight.

According to the survey, customers expect change in several areas. They are asking for more transparent product labeling, support and motivation for animal breeders to change, more thorough information, and a restriction on animal welfare green painting. The Association joined the call of BEUC, the European Consumer Protection Organization, in which they demand urgent changes. More information and details on the website of the Association.

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