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Switzerland voted against a ban on intensive livestock farming, but supports raising the retirement age for women

Switzerland voted against a ban on intensive livestock farming, but supports raising the retirement age for women

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The Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday against a ban on massive livestock farming. Just over six in ten Swiss voted against it. They spoke with a small majority in favor of raising the retirement age for women to 65 years, or an extra year compared to the present.

source: BELGA

In all, 62.9 percent voted against the question of whether intensive livestock farming should be banned.

With the text, the initiators wanted to improve animal welfare and reduce meat consumption for the Swiss. For this reason, among other things, calls have been made for small farms and a ban on the import of foodstuffs that do not meet Swiss standards.

In the same referendum, the Swiss can also vote on the retirement age for women. They voted by a narrow majority in favor of raising the retirement age for women from 64 to 65, the same age as men.

Last year, the Swiss parliament approved a measure to equalize the retirement age for women and men. Left parties and trade unions opposed reform “on the back of women” and were forced to hold a referendum on this issue.

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