In Germany, farmers can choose whether or not to provide information about animal welfare on the labels of their products. But growing concerns about the treatment of animals at factory farms has spurred calls to make labeling compulsory.
A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade – although animal rights activists continue to oppose the industry.
Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche is just the latest to have his retirement pay package highlighted. Though modest by international standards, these payoffs reward mediocrity and must come to an end says DW's Timothy Rooks.
Meat from animals which are not stunned before slaughter cannot be labeled organic, the EU's top court has ruled. The organic standard places a high emphasis on animal welfare.
Unfair wages, exploitation and child labor. When German companies do business with African countries, human rights sometimes fall by the wayside. Berlin wants to change that.
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