Please read before signing our pledge:

  • Confirm you know the breed of animal your product comes from (check the RBST Watchlist) so you can be sure it is one of our native breeds. 
  • Confirm the animal is from registered stock parents or is a pure breed of poultry so you are helping protect the breed from extinction and should ensure you get what you are paying for! 
  • Support the “The Five Freedoms” so you know an animal had a life worth living, and hopefully a good life.
  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst: by ready access to water and a diet to maintain health & vigour. 
  2. Freedom from discomfort: by providing an appropriate environment. 
  3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease: by prevention or rapid diagnosis & treatment. 
  4. Freedom to express normal behaviour: by providing sufficient space, proper facilities & appropriate company of the animal’s own kind. 
  5. Freedom from fear and distress: by ensuring conditions & treatment which avoid mental suffering.
  • Consider whether the cows, sheep and goats are pasture fed, & the pigs and poultry have been reared outdoors. That’s how we like our livestock. 
  • Support RBST.

If you can ensure all the above terms, please sign our pledge here.