7 Oct 2022

Swiss voters on rejected a proposal to ban factory farming in a referendum on whether the alpine country’s strict animal welfare laws need to be tightened yet further.

 

 

The vote held on September 25 was not even close with 63% rejecting the proposal to ban the existence of intensive farming in the country.

 

The text of the initiative, presented by animal rights organisaations, stated that the federal government would have to establish stricter minimum requirements for the accommodation and friendly care of animals, access to the outdoors, slaughter practices and the maximum batch size per pen.

 

These requirements, the text stated, would have to meet Bio Suisse standards by 2028 at the earliest, and all farms would have to comply with the new rules in their animal husbandry. The requirements would also have applied to the importation of animals and animal products, as well as foods with ingredients of animal origin. 

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We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.

 

We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.

 

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