Helen Packer, Seafood Stewardship Index Lead at World Benchmarking Alliance and Claudia Millán, Fish Welfare Specialist at Equalia
August 12 2022
According to FAO statistics, global aquaculture production has doubled over the last 20 years and will continue to be the driving force behind the growth in global fish production. Indeed, aquaculture production is projected to reach 106 million tonnes by 2030 representing 53% of total seafood production that year. However, in order for the aquaculture sector to contribute to the transition towards sustainable food systems, this growth must be accompanied by environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices.
Hannah Ndempawaai Fakir, Equalia’s Institutional Relations Specialist for Fish Welfare in Aquaculture
October 27 2022
A year and a half 's worth of work finally yielded its fruit: today we are publishing the first Fish Welfare Guidelines in Spanish Aquaculture. These guidelines are the result of a collaborative effort between Equalia, animal welfare organization Compassion in World Farming, the scientific community, representatives of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and APROMAR (Spanish Aquaculture Industry Association)
Blanca Ponce, Business and Institutional Relations Specialist
November 17 2022
The European Union is working on the 'End The Cage Age' directive that will phase out the use of cages in livestock farming from 2027. Currently, more than 300 million farm animals such as hens, cows, pigs, rabbits, and geese live in cramped conditions for their entire lives.
Itziar García Haro - Content creator
June 28 2022
The European Union has been working for more than 40 years to improve the quality of life of farm animals
Hannah Murray managed the Open Wing Alliance grants program at The Humane League from 2019 to 2022
June 17 2022
Ways that can reduce power imbalances and build equity in the sector’s grantmaking
María Villaluenga, editor and spellchecker - Press officer and spokesperson for Equalia
June 14 2022
Profit-driven companies use labeling to present an image of sustainability and animal welfare that their products do not always live up to.
Itziar García Haro - Content creator
April 29 2022
An alternative model was introduced by the animal welfare community in 1994: the Five Domains model, which reflects the fundamental physiological needs of animals to undergo positive experiences.
Mia Fernyhough, farm food animal welfare specialist
February 25 2022
Every year, 72 billion broilers are raised worldwide. Of these, more than 90% are fast-growing "conventional" breeds, which suffer terribly as a result of the unnatural speed of their physical development.
Blanca Ponce, Lawyer - Specialist in Institutional and Business Relations in Equalia
January 18 2022
In Spain, 67% of the people surveyed are in favour of banning cages for laying hens throughout the European Union. This majority opinion is in line with the European Citizens' Initiative "End the Cage Age".
Claudia Millán. Marine Scientist - Equalia Fish Welfare Specialist
November 03 2021
During the 4th UN Global Conference on Aquaculture for FAO, the Shanghai Declaration was published, which points to a real sustainable development of aquaculture.
Tse Yip Fai, professional advisor and researcher on animal welfare
April 04 2021
The suffering of farmed aquatic animals is deep and vast, and helping them will not be an easy task. The meat/fish reduction programs are not an advisable way to help them in China, and it will be more useful to think of ways to reduce the farming of smaller aquatic animals.
Guillermo Moreno: co-founder and executive director of Equalia. Graduate in Psychology, he accumulates more than 14 years of experience in the Farm Animal Welfare environment.
August 04 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is the main benchmark for animal welfare policies in food companies. Spanish companies continue to have little presence in it.
Pandemics, global health and the power of consumer choices
Cynthia Schuck, evolutionary biologist, data analyst, epidemiologist, science editor and animal welfare researcher.
May 30 2020
While large investments are currently being poured into the development of vaccines and treatments to control the damage of the current coronavirus outbreak, these (most needed and welcomed) developments are unlikely to shield us from a future epidemic. We cannot afford not having the same sense of urgency to accelerate the development of modern methods of food production, which include the development of substitutes of animal protein.
May 26 2020
Dr. Peter J. Li., associate professor at University of Houston-Downtown
Not trying to deny the existence of intentional misrepresentation by some journalists, I believe there is a considerable confusion on the part of Western media regarding wet markets in China. Additionally, the perceived pervasiveness of wildlife consumption in China seems to be widely accepted in the West.