2023 – a year in review

Once again the year was dominated by live export, which saw a 12% increase and another new market coming on the scene – Israel. Unweaned calf export increased by 19%, but export outside the EU actually decreased by 42%, with … Continued

Irish dairy bulls – a fate worse than veal

RTE Investigates exposed the Irish dairy industries dirty secret.  It highlighted the horrendous ordeal unweaned calves go through, mostly male dairy calves that are an unwanted by product of the industry. It featured a cruel veal farm in the Netherlands, … Continued

Irish calf export: investigation reveals suffering and abuse across Europe

Investigation into dairy calf export from Ireland to Europe On 20th March of this year EFI conducted another investigation into the export of unweaned calves from Ireland, with L214 and Eyes on Animals. We were also joined by RTE’s investigation … Continued

2022 a year in review

2022 saw us coming out of the pandemic and things slowly started getting back to normal.  Here is an overview of our activities and achievements across the year. January – March: Non-EU export grows, welfare breaches, and calf export investigation … Continued

Ethical Farming Ireland joins the Aquatic Animal Alliance

In September 2022, Ethical Farming Ireland joined the Aquatic Animal Alliance, a coalition of more than one hundred animal welfare NGOs created by the Aquatic Life Institute (including Action for Dolphins, CIWF, L214, Sentient Media and Viva!) who have come … Continued

EFI and NGOs send Open Letter to Minister

Animals International, Compassion in World Farming and Eyes on Animals have joined forces with Ethical Farming Ireland in an Open Letter to the Minister. In the letter we outline ongoing, serious concerns around the sea journeys to countries in North … Continued

EFI initiates High Court proceedings against the State

EFI monitors calves at Rosslare Since EFI’s formation, our biggest campaigning effort has been against live export. We have focused on the export of unweaned calves because we believe it is being conducted unlawfully as feeding requirements cannot be met … Continued

New investigation by CIWF exposes horrendous living conditions for sows

As a family of gorgeous piglets are welcomed into the world at My Lovely Pig Rescue, Compassion in World Farming has launched a major new undercover investigation exposing the immense suffering of sows in cage systems on EU farms, including … Continued

Hungry and stressed – investigation into live exports out of Irish ports

EFI has observed hundreds of trucks at Rosslare port full of bawling calves, just like the trucks filmed on the Irish Ferries crossing on 19th April that showed trucks on an outside deck and, despite the noise from the wind … Continued