Updated: Feb 22, 2022
As animal welfare is becoming increasingly important in society, ISO/TS 34700:2016 defines the requirements and guidelines for implementing the animal welfare principles. ISO/TS 34700:2016 covers terrestrial animals that are bred or kept for the purpose of producing food or feed. ISO/TS 34700:2016 covers five freedom aspects of animal welfare under human control, which are listed below:
Freedom from hunger, malnutrition and thirst
Freedom from fear and distress
Freedom from physical and thermal discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury and disease
Freedom to express normal patterns of behavior
This standard is intended to assist users in conducting gap analysis and building animal welfare plan that is aligned with the OIE TAHC.