The federal ballot initiative to abolish factory farming in Switzerland calls for the end of industrial animal husbandry within our national borders. It is looking to strengthen the conscious consumption of animal products of a higher quality – for the welfare of animals, humans and the environment. Back to a Swiss agricultural system that preserves natural resources and promotes animal-friendly and sustainable production.
The Swiss agricultural system is currently confronted with the global trend towards intensification and concentration of animal production. Smaller farms can hardly withstand the price pressure. They have to produce more and more meat for less and less money. At the same time, «factory farms» are shooting up, trampling on animal welfare, routinely using antibiotics and importing huge quantities of animal feed from abroad. It’s time for a change!