Advocates for Good Animal Welfare
Farmers are leading advocates for good animal welfare, and good animal welfare is essential for farm productivity and profitability.
Victoria maintains world-leading animal welfare regulations and farmers are committed to continuing to ensure these regulations promote good animal welfare outcomes.
Farmers recognise consumers want to know that their food has been produced in adherence to animal welfare regulations. The VFF is currently undertaking the Developing Community Understanding of Agriculture project for the Victorian Government that seeks to understand community views of agriculture and deliver a communications campaign to help to address any misnomers or knowledge gaps.
Victoria is currently consulting on a new animal welfare act for Victoria that would replace the current Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.
The VFF is contributing to this consultation process. You can view the proposals at Engage Victoria and get in touch with your VFF commodity group to get involved:
- Dairy (UDV) – [email protected]
- Livestock – [email protected]
- Chicken Meat – [email protected]
- Eggs – [email protected]
- Pigs – [email protected]
For further information about the VFF’s water policy and advocacy, VFF members can call the VFF Policy Team on 1300 882 833 or email [email protected].