In its report, the group said that the researchers were given access to the farms after pretending to be journalists.
Among the main criticisms that the group has made is that animals are kept indoors during the winter, usually, they say on ‘hard concrete grids’.
It also claimed that many young calves suffer from un-medicated castration and dehorning.
Aberdeen Angus - a well-known bred in Ireland and grass-fed. With the integration of traditional pasture farming and advanced technology, the cattles are fed to be of high quality and more tender.
The animal rights group is now calling on Dutch supermarkets to stop selling Irish beef as long as it does not meet its animal welfare standards, including that cattle are kept outdoors all year round.
However, according to Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy, the allegations made by Wakker Dier do not give an honest or factual representation of the high standards of Irish beef production.
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“To judge, and seek to damage, the reputation of our entire nation’s beef production system based on an analysis of just 13 farms is unjust and willfully malicious.
"Equally, to suggest animal welfare it is not important to Bord Bia’s SBLAS members is fundamentally and entirely inaccurate. SBLAS is an important guarantee for buyers of Irish beef throughout the world, and farmers who do not meet the strict criteria of the system, will not be certified.”