Azerbaijan is industrial-agrarian republic. The agriculture of republic specializes on cultivation of vegetables, fruit, a cotton, tobacco and subtropical cultures, and also on cultivation of a silkworm and sheeps. Prospects of development agro-complex in many respects are connected and to realization of the Law on a country (farmer) economy. In republic thousand private farms already operate: on which share it is necessary more than 3/4 manufacture of fruit, vegetables, milk. The animal industries of republic is submitted first of all by cultivation of highly productive breeds of sheeps, and largest of them - Azerbaijan mountain merino-balbas. Feature of cultivation cattle is significant densities in herd butter-fat kinds of large animals, for example, buffalo-cow. The certain value in suburbs has quickly developing poultry farming. However, as never sharply there is a question of the maintenance and slaughter of the animals used in peep the person. The Animals Protection Public Union worried about a condition of especially farm animals. The organisation plans carrying out of the project by their estimation in Azerbaijan. In republic from time to time various epizzotic are observed. Recently, trend of intensive farms has been developing in Azerbaijan. This brings new suffering and violates the principles of animal welfare.

Traditional forms of farm animal husbandry also develop without requirements of animal welfare. Slaughter of animals on city streets, sacrifice, cruel transportation of animals and trade. This is a list of animal welfare violations.In result frequently a sick animal burn out directly on a head special signs.

 

Such terrible facts of the attitude to animals are observed in many areas of country.

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

Many private and public actions will be necessary to help ensure that consumers can get the information and access to products they need to make more responsible choices that better respect animal welfare. By adopting Green Public Procurement (GPP) to provide more ethical and environmentally responsible goods and services, can deliver more sustainable consumption and production. We call on public authorities across to only source animal products from farms that assure higher welfare standards, and to promote more plant-based foods in their public procurement policies.

We also call on retailers and other food chain actors to improve their Corporate Social Responsibility policies and sourcing strategies, to ensure improved respect for animal welfare.

In 2014, Eurogroup for Animals contributed to the development of the Retail Forum’s (for example Issue Paper on Animal Welfare). This outlines opportunities and actions that retailers and food chain stakeholders can take now to improve respect for animal welfare in their sourcing and supply chain policies. This is a positive initiative that we support in principle, but we feel that food chain actors must go even further to address animal welfare concerns, and words must now be backed up by action.

 

ORGANIC FARMING

 

Organic farming is one of a number of approaches to sustainable agriculture. It is broadly defined as a holistic production management system which tries to work with nature, promoting biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. In principle, it largely excludes or avoids the use of synthetically-compounded fertilisers, pesticides, growth and yield promoting substances and livestock feed additives. Organic farming standards for animals are to a large extent devised around the concept that animals should be able to live their lives as naturally as possible meeting their biological and ethological needs. Therefore organic livestock farming includes more provisions for outdoor keeping of animals and should in principle also include the use of breeds adapted to local conditions. Generally speaking organic farming performs better than conventional farming in the area of animal welfare.

The Animals Protection Public Union hopes that the common sense will prevail also the humane attitude to animals, in particular, to farm animals, will be norm and requirement of regulations in our Country.