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Positions - Farmed Animals

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  • Chickens Bred for Meat
    SPCA advocates for the importation of slower-growing, more humane chicken breeds. SPCA supports housing systems that provide chickens with choices to allow them to experience positive welfare and to meet their physical, health and behavioural needs.
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  • Crustaceans (Aquatic Crustaceans Farmed and Used for Food)
    SPCA advocates that wild crustaceans caught for food must be treated humanely at all times.
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  • Deer Velvet
    SPCA advocates that the removal of deer velvet should only be performed for therapeutic reasons and not for commercial purposes.
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  • Disbudding and Dehorning of Cattle and Goats
    SPCA supports the farming of naturally polled cattle and goats, achieved either through selectively breeding or genetic technology, as this would eliminate the need to disbud or dehorn cattle and goats. Where there is a need to prevent horn growth in non-polled animals, SPCA advocates that it is preferable for animals to be disbudded rather than dehorned.
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  • Ducks and Geese
    SPCA supports housing systems that provide ducks and geese with choices to meet their physical, health, and behavioural needs.
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  • Electric Prodders and Goads
    SPCA advocates that the need for an electric prodding device can be eliminated with appropriate handling and husbandry techniques and improved equipment and facilities.
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  • Equids used for Production (Horses, Donkeys, etc)
    SPCA advocates that all equids should have daily access to outdoor pasture with sufficient shelter and shade.
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  • Farm Types
    ​SPCA supports farming systems that make continuous improvements to ensure the welfare of the farmed animals by meeting their physical, health, and behavioural needs.
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  • Farrowing Crates
    ​SPCA supports a move towards a farrowing system that protects the welfare of both the sow and the piglets. SPCA opposes the use of farrowing crates in their current state because of the negative impacts to the physical, health, and behavioural needs of both sow and piglets.
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  • Farmed Fish
    SPCA advocates that farming systems meet the species-specific and life-stage specific physical, health, and behavioural needs of farmed fish.
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