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Livestock housing, flooring - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Livestock housing, flooring - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Slatted floors are prohibited for mammals except for cattle & pigs in upland areas. In these cases, at least three quarters of the total covered floor area must be made of solid material and cannot therefore be made up of gratings or grids.

Difference

Concerning mammals, French regulation only allows slatted and grid construction for pigs in upland areas and for cattle, and to a maximum of 25% of the floor area, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 allows it for every species to a maximum of 50%.

Justification

Slatted and grid construction are not good for animal welfare. They should be strictly limited.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:38
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 15:29

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