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 Compassion in World Farming 40th Anniversary

ACHIEVEMENTS FROM OUR FIRST 40 YEARS

2007
In March, the 'Good Eggs' Award scheme is launched to recognise companies who stop using and selling eggs from caged hens. On 1st January, our 1990s campaign to ban veal crates comes into effect across Europe.
 
2005
Our 'Stop the Bull Ship' campaign leads to the EU eliminating export subsidies for farmers who transport live EU cattle to the Middle East.
 
2002
Compassion in World Farming founder, Peter Roberts, receives an MBE for services to animal welfare from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and becomes the first recipient of the BBC's Animal Award for Services to Animal Welfare.
 
2001
The European Parliament votes for a maximum journey time of eight hours on all journeys of live animals for slaughter and further fattening (still to be endorsed by the Agriculture Ministers of the EU).
 
2001
CIWF conducts its first survey of supermarket welfare standards and awards 'Compassionate Supermarket of the Year' to Marks & Spencer.
 
2001
The EU bans sow stalls from 1 January 2013.
 
1999
Sow stalls (gestation crates) and tethers become illegal in the UK.
 
1999
Legislation is introduced to ban fur farming in the UK from 1 January 2003.
 
1999
The EU agrees to ban barren battery cages from 1 January 2012 this agreement is now at risk and we still need your help:
 
 
1997
Animals are legally recognised as Sentient Beings in the EU and an animal welfare Protocol is added to the European Treaty following CIWF's ten-year campaign.
 
1996
The EU agrees to phase-out veal crates for calves by 1 January 2007.
 
1993
Our campaign leads to a ban on sending young orphan lambs to market in the UK.
 
1991
The UK Government introduces legislation to phase out sow-stalls (gestation crates) and sow tethers in Britain by 1 January 1999 and the EU agrees to ban tethers from 1 January 2006.
 
1990
Veal crates become illegal in the UK.
 
1988
CIWF launches campaign to have animals recognised as sentient beings in the European Treaty with a pan-European petition.
 
1987
Following a court case and CIWF's campaign, the UK Government votes to phase-out veal crates in the UK by 1990.
 
1980
After a major CIWF campaign, deer velvetting (the removal of stags' antlers at the sensitive growing stage) is banned in the UK.
 
1973
CIWF's campaign against Live Exports from the U.K. results in a ban of exports for several months. After protests from farmers, the trade is re-opened.

For a full campaign update visit:  http://www.ciwf.org.uk/

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