Campaign Updates

EVENT REPORT – #ELVDEBATES 03 Feb 2021

3 Febuary 2021: In case you missed it you can catch up on the lively discussions from our second European Livestock...
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Join us for the second European Livestock Voice Debate! 12 Jan 2021

Join us for the second European Livestock Voice Debate! In a jungle of labels, what is driving animal...
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In the News

UK moves to ban live exports of animals but EU ban ‘far off’, says MEP 15 Dec 2020

As the UK prepares to ban the live export of animals, the debate over the practice is also gaining traction in the EU,...
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Call for nuance over meat 07 Dec 2020

Speaking during the European Livestock Voice’s first event this week on whether meat is really destroying the...
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Beyond the Headlines

Opinion Piece by European Livestock Voice 05 Mar 2021

Opinion Piece by European Livestock Voice 5 March 2021 Opinion: The European Livestock Sector’s views on the...
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Opinion Piece by Johannes Charlier 14 May 2020

Opinion Piece by Johannes Charlier An animal health scientist’s point of view on the alleged connection between...
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Campaign Manifesto

It is a fact, The livestock sector is today at the epicentre of public debates in Europe and beyond. With these debates come many myths and stereotypes, and they portray a picture that is in stark contrast with the reality experienced by farmers and professionals on ground. This situation is dangerous as the EU livestock farming model will face tremendous challenges to ensure economic viability, generational renewal and adaptation to societal and environmental demands. 

The EU livestock farming model, based on diversified, local and family farm structures, is the backbone of EU’s rural areas. It supports a great number of jobs and industries, it contributes to a circular and bio-economy, while also ensuring a steady and affordable supply of nutritious foods, needed for a balanced diet. While the sector is both fully aware of and acting on many challenges, the removal of livestock farming from Europe – a “Livestock Exit” – would have severe consequences. European Livestock Voice aims to bring forward the facts from the “boots on the ground” side of the story and offer some balance to the debate on the future of livestock. We won’t tell you what to think or to do but it is essential that you get the two sides of the story, because when you make a choice, you also choose all its consequences! #MeattheFacts

Resource Library

Browse articles, videos, reports and graphics showing the benefits and positive contributions brought by European livestock farmers. If you want to build an informed opinion about livestock in Europe, it is worth looking at these documents!