The Global Animal Partnership (GAP), a nonprofit which seeks to promote the welfare of farmed animals, has an animal welfare rating program for assessing the welfare of animals on-farm, during transport and at slaughter.
This basic part of GAP's standards for broiler chickens is summarized with the slogan: “no cages, no crates, no crowding”, and requires the following:
Chickens are typically housed indoors and must meet a maximum stocking density of 6.0 lbs/ft2 by 1 July 2020. Producers are required to manage the environment to maintain litter, air quality and provide chickens with environmental enrichment. Environmental enrichments are materials that are provided to chickens to add complexity to their environment and encourage the expression of natural behavior (such as pecking, scratching, exploration and play behavior).
On December 1, 2023, how many companies worldwide will pledge uphold GAP standards for broiler chickens raised for meat?
This question will resolve as the number of companies worldwide that pledge to maintain a supply chain consistent with the current basic GAP standards for broiler chickens raised for meat within a timeline ending in or before any date in 2030, on December 1, 2023. Resolution will be based on the data reported by Chicken Watch. The current number can be found by entering the query issue "Broiler", with the timeline ending in the year 2030.