Farm Animal Welfare Council
The Farm Animal Welfare Council operates under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. It assists the Ministry in issues and policies concerning the welfare of production animals.
The council monitors and assesses the level of production animal welfare in Finland. It proposes measures to the Ministry to improve animal welfare and gives statements on initiatives and proposals concerning the welfare of production animals.
The purpose of the council is to increase the importance of production animal welfare and the appreciation of animals in the society and to spark ethical debates on animal welfare issues. The council also plays a key role in promoting collaboration between the authorities and other operators in the field.
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