Three farmers charged with animal abuse

The economic crime unit of Norway’s national police (Økokrim) has charged three Norwegian farmers raising pork with violations of animal welfare laws. All the farmers are among those featured in a shocking documentary on state broadcaster NRK’s Brennpunkt program last summer. The documentary showed Norwegian farmers badly mistreating pigs who also were being kept under […]

Minister scolds animal rights activists

Norway’s agriculture minister claims the country’s meat industry has no reason to be ashamed and that rising criticism of it can be taken out of perspective. Her comments came after a group of animal rights activists chained themselves last week to the gate of a slaughterhouse in Eidsvoll. Around 50 activists had turned up demanding […]

Norwegians eating less red meat

Around one out of every four Norwegians say they’re choosing to eat less meat because of climate concerns and the emissions tied to meat production. That’s showing up in sales statistics. Red meat sales have fallen by more than 600 tons so far this year compared to last year, according to numbers from research firm […]