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Improving animal welfare Promotion

The EPICK Rural Development Programme (PFEIL) is the first time in Lower Saxony that support for voluntary services to improve animal welfare has been offered since 2015.

There is a particular national interest in the implementation of the support measures because, by encouraging the introduction or maintenance of particularly animal-friendly farming practices for farm animals, there is an additional incentive to carry out the aid voluntarily and prematurely. Lower Saxony's animal welfare plan.

The support is granted for the animal-friendly keeping of laying hens and fattening pigs. The selection of the assisted areas "laying hens" and "fattening pigs" was made after the urgency of the need for action in relation to animal welfare.

Animal welfare measures are intended to support holdings which keep laying hens or fattening pigs particularly animal-friendly. This includes, in particular, refraining from shortening the beaks in laying hens or the cuddling of tails in fattening pigs.

The following links provide detailed information on the individual support measures:

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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