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Livestock management, tethering - DE Bioland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Livestock management, tethering - DE Bioland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

When animals are tethered (exceptions can be approved by BIOLAND for a limited period of time), they must be able to stand up, lie down, eat and clean themselves in accordance with their natural behaviour appropriate to the species. Electrical cow trainers are prohibited.

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is similar but slightly more detailed. The EU Regulation does not explicitly refer to the characterics of tethering devices, nor prohibit the use of electrical cow trainers. However, it requires that tethering is executed in line with animal welfare requirements with comfortably littered areas, as well as individual management and regular exercise. Cow trainers are not mentioned.

Justification

To enable natural behaviour appropriate to the species in livestock housing.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:665
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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