Farming to RSPCA welfare standards has been shown to lead to healthier animals, lower mortality and a better quality product.
A study in the RSPCA’s ‘Everyone’s a winner’ report in 2006 found that compared to standard meat chicken production, those reared under the Freedom Food scheme showed:
- An 82% reduction in hock burn
- A 65% lower mortality rate
- A 46% reduction in foot pad burn
Many of our other members, across the different species, have reported similar benefits to animal health and welfare.
They also tell us that operating to RSPCA welfare standards has improved their working environment and job satisfaction.