Peter Stevenson on animal welfare, the environment and public health – Food Bites

Peter Stevenson on animal welfare, the environment and public health

Peter Stevenson from Compassion in World Farming joins the FRC for our Food Bites series and explores the current issues in the food system and what civil society organisations and academics could be doing to work towards solutions that address the issues within the food system.

Peter Stevenson studied economics and law at Trinity College Cambridge. He is the Chief Policy Advisor of Compassion in World Farming.  In 2004 Peter was the joint recipient of the RSPCA Lord Erskine Award in recognition of a “very important contribution in the field of animal welfare”.

Peter leads Compassion in World Farming’s lobbying at the EU and the OIE. He played a leading role in winning the EU bans on veal crates, battery cages and sow stalls. In addition, he has written comprehensive legal analyses of EU legislation on farm animals and also of the impact of the WTO rules on animal welfare.  

Peter is lead author of the recent study by the FAO reviewing animal welfare legislation in the beef, pork and poultry industries and has written many well received literature reviews and reports on the welfare of chickens reared for meat and farmed fish, welfare at slaughter, welfare during transport and the economics of livestock production.

Peter also joined the FRC for a Food Thinkers seminar

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