動物福利標章

Animal Welfare Certification

動物福利標章

EAST Certified
Animal Welfare Certification

Giving animals a better life

Taiwan’s First Animal Welfare Certification Label

Each time you make the choice to purchase a certified product you are helping to give animals a better life. Animal health and welfare are intimately connected, so better animal welfare means better health for you and the people you care about.

動物福利標章

A Better Life For Animals

Every time you choose EAST Certified products you are sending a message of support to farmers that take better care of their farmed animals. Together, we can start a cycle of kindness and build a better world for animals.

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Comprehensive Evidence-Based Standards

The animal welfare standards used by EAST Certified are based on international examples and localized with reference to Taiwanese industry conditions. The standards are raised each year in response to new scientific developments. This ensures that farms are continuously improving.

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Led by a Reputable Animal Protection Non-Profit

EAST consults with local and international experts, industry operators, farmers and government representatives to develop impartial certification standards and strict auditing procedures.

The story behind the label

Why EAST Certified?

Impacting Countless Animals

Taiwan raises hundreds of millions of farmed animals each year to produce meat, eggs and dairy products, but only a tiny proportion of these animals are raised on farms that meet their welfare needs.

Living in Pain and Fear

For most farmed animals, inadequate space, the inability to carry out natural behaviours, and the pain and terror inflicted by dehorning, debeaking, castration and other mutilations – without pain relief – are part of everyday life.

Spurring Industry Change

We encourage farmers that want to improve the welfare of their farmed animals to apply for EAST Certified certification and join us in building a more humane farming system in Taiwan.

Empowering Consumers

Every time you open your wallet, you are casting a vote for how animals are treated. You can give animals a better life and safeguard your health by supporting products with the EAST Certified label.

Better animal welfare means better health for you and the people you care about

Get to Know EAST Certified

那麼,什麼叫做「動物福利」呢

和人類一樣,動物若長期處於惡劣環境,必然會造成身心的痛苦與緊迫。長久以來,為了生產大量且廉價的畜禽產品,人類將動物關進擁擠的畜舍與籠欄,動物只是經濟產品,一切變成只講最低的成本、最快的效率,獲得最高的報酬。

1989年,英國FAWC1提出動物福利五大自由,動物不應再被看作物品或產品,而是有「有情識的生命」。不只道德上的訴求,動物福利科學相應而生,近十年已蓬勃發展為成熟的整合性科學,以不同物種需求為基礎,研究範疇涉及獸醫、畜牧、動物行為、心理學等領域。

[附註]Farm Animal Welfare Committee, FAWC 農場動物福利委員會

動物福利五大自由

Freedom from hunger and thirst

Freedom from fear and distress

Freedom from physical discomfort

免於痛苦、傷害和疾病的自由

表現自然行為之自由

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。

2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角度審視,動物福利都不再只關乎動物的處境,而是牽動著我們每一個人,與世界環環相扣。

世界動物衛生組織 OIE 近年來積極推動人與動物「健康一體 One Health 」,提醒各國應全面提升動物福利, 強調人類的健康與動物的健康相互依存。

台灣每年飼養上億隻「經濟動物」生產肉、蛋、奶,卻只有比例極少的動物能在相對友善的環境中度過一生。

多數動物面臨的「日常」,是沒有基本活動空間、無法表現任何自然行為,並伴隨各種未麻醉操作帶來的疼痛恐懼。

為了改善龐大經濟動物的處境,我們號召願意善待動物的農民,認證具動物福利的牧場、讓消費者有更好的選擇,帶動台灣畜牧業加速轉型為友善畜牧。

每一次的消費也許不到十分鐘,卻能決定動物一百、一千、一萬個以上的日子。期待在幫助動物的路上,透過支持「動物福利標章」,有你和我們一起給動物更好的生活!

What the label means

A better life for animals

Standards for Dairy Cattle

動物福利標章-乳牛

The 11 Key Indicators of
Dairy Cattle Welfare

The 11 Key Indicators of Dairy Cattle Welfare

Improving the Lives of Dairy Cattle in Taiwan

Fulfilling these 11 indicators makes for a better life for Taiwan’s dairy cattle

01_farm

Living Environment and Space

Food and Water

Relief From Heat Stress

工作區域 1

A Comfortable Space to Lie Down

05_testing

Cattle Management and Care Records

Disease Prevention and Treatment

07_cow

Breeding and Management of Pregnant Cattle

08_pacifier

Calf Management

09_first-aid-kit

Treatment of Sick and Injured Cattle

Professionalism of Keepers

11_medical-mask

Biosecurity Measures

11 indicators and 50 evaluation criteria

我們想讓你知道:

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。

Standards for Laying Hens

動物福利標章-蛋雞

Goodbye cages, hello cage-free farming

Healthy hens, healthy eggs ❤

The five principles for better hen welfare. Out with the bad eggs, in with the good eggs!

01 happy hen

Cage-Free Farming

Nesting Instincts

03 沙浴1

Foraging and Dustbathing

04 hen (chichaing)

A Safe Place to Perch

05 receive

Professional Management

| 採用放牧或平飼的「非籠飼」友善飼養

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角、科研品質等角

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹

| 守護母雞「就巢產蛋」的重要天性

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角、科研品質等角

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹

| 提供足夠「墊料」自由探索、洗沙浴

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角、科研品質等角

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹

| 以「棲架」滿足棲息高處的需求

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角、科研品質等角

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹

| 認真專業的飼養管理

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。2020年新冠病毒重創全球,動物福利已成為此刻最急迫的課題。無論從食品安全、畜牧永續、疫病防治、科研品質等角、科研品質等角

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹

Five principles and 114 specific criteria

我們想讓你知道:

動物福利更與人類健康息息相關。如同人類處於壓力或受傷時容易罹病,這些因素也會抑制動物身上的免疫系統,導致牠們特別容易感染新型疾病,進而再感染人類,也就是所謂的「人畜共通疫病」。

There is no such thing as ‘perfect’ animal welfare, only better animal welfare

The standards that certified farms must adhere to will be strengthened year-by-year.

Certified farms will also need to set improvement goals, ensuring ongoing improvements to animal welfare.

The standards that certified farms must adhere to will be strengthened year by year. Certified farms will also need to set improvement goals, ensuring ongoing animal welfare improvements.

Certified 動物福利標章 Farms

動物福利標章-蛋雞

Cage Free Alliance

EAST established the Cage Free Alliance in 2017 to improve the welfare of laying hens in Taiwan. The Cage Free Alliance certification mark will soon transition to the EAST Certified certification mark. During the transition period, certified farms may display either certification mark or display both concurrently.

動物福利標章-台灣動物社會研究會

Who we are

It’s nice to meet you!

We are the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan, commonly known as EAST.

EAST is an animal protection non-profit established in 1999. We are the first animal protection organization in Taiwan with a holistic approach to animal welfare issues, and seek to find solutions to overlooked animal welfare problems.

We have worked to improve the plight of animals in Taiwan for more than 20 years and are committed to addressing the roots of problems affecting animals. In that time, we have successfully advocated for the introduction of watershed policies and legislation including the Animal Protection Act, the Wildlife Conservation Act, and regulations governing humane farming, transport and slaughter, while raising awareness of the plight of animals in Taiwan.

We have advocated for farmed animals since our inception when we investigated farms and slaughterhouses to expose egregious animal suffering. Since 2008, we have worked with the public, producers, food companies, and policymakers to improve conditions for farmed animals. EAST Certified is a continuation of this work.

Change begins with gratitude

We encourage you to reduce your animal product consumption and be mindful to avoid overconsumption or waste. When buying animal products, choose products with the EAST Certified certification mark. Together, we can create a kinder world for animals, you and your family.