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  1. Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.

    We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large animal/food animal emphasis (VCF) and animal science faculty members (ANS). The survey was conducted via...

  2. Application of welfare assessment to commercial livestock production

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J.

    Farm assurance schemes are an inevitable and essential part of the UK livestock industries as they provide valuable assurances to the market over food safety, nonhuman animal welfare, and environmental concerns. However, there is potential for welfare assessment within such schemes to extend...

  3. Production costs and animal welfare for four stylized hog production systems

    Contributor(s):: Seibert, L., Norwood, F. B.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is arguably the most contentious issue facing the hog industry. Animal advocacy groups influence the regulation of hog farms and induce some consumers to demand more humane pork products. Hog producers are understandably reluctant to improve animal well being unless the...

  4. Willingness to pay: Australian consumers and "on the farm" welfare

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, N., Signal, T. D.

    The success of welfare legislation for nonhuman animals rests upon primary producer compliance that, in turn, is affected by public willingness to pay (WTP) for such initiatives. Although the topic of the welfare of animals on farms (and relevant legislation) is becoming increasingly important to...

  5. A review of the welfare consequences of surgical castration in piglets and the evaluation of non-surgical methods

    Contributor(s):: Prunier, A., Bonneau, M., Borell, E. H. von, Cinotti, S., Gunn, M., Fredriksen, B., Giersing, M., Morton, D. B., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Velarde, A.

  6. Commodifying animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Buller, H., Roe, E.

  7. Consumer attitudes towards alternatives to piglet castration without pain relief in organic farming: qualitative results from Germany

    Contributor(s):: Heid, A., Hamm, U.

  8. Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.

  9. Global Animal Partnership's 5-Step<sup>TM</sup> Animal Welfare Rating Standards: a welfare-labelling scheme that allows for continuous improvement

    Contributor(s):: Duncan, I. J. H., Park, M., Malleau, A. E.

  10. Welfare outcomes assessment in laying hen farm assurance schemes

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S., Atkinson, C., Bond, A., Cooper, M., Fraser, A., Browne, W. J.

  11. Citizens' views on farm animal welfare and related information provision: exploratory insights from Flanders, Belgium

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Poucke, E. van, Tuyttens, F., Verbeke, W.

    The results of two independent empirical studies with Flemish citizens were combined to address the problem of a short fall of information provision about higher welfare products. The research objectives were (1) to improve our understanding of how citizens conceptualize farm animal welfare, (2)...

  12. Consumer attitudes towards the development of animal-friendly husbandry systems

    Contributor(s):: Frewer, L. J., Kole, A., Kroon, S. M. A. van de, Lauwere, C. de

    Recent policy developments in the area of livestock husbandry have suggested that, from the perspective of optimizing animal welfare, new animal husbandry systems should be developed that provide opportunities for livestock animals to be raised in environments where they are permitted to engage...

  13. Consumer exit, voice, and loyalty: indicative, legitimation, and regulatory role in agricultural and food ethics

    Contributor(s):: Newholm, T.

    Disputes over agriculture and food production have occurred against a background of disputed authority with regard to governments, experts, and single issue pressure groups. Consumers have intervened in quite significant ways with many altering their buying patterns. The conventional assessment...

  14. Dealing with ambivalence: farmers' and consumers' perceptions of animal welfare in livestock breeding

    Contributor(s):: Velde, H. te, Aarts, N., Woerkum, C. van

    The results of an empirical study into perceptions of the treatment of farm animals in the Netherlands are presented. A qualitative approach, based on in-depth interviews with 30 meat livestock farmers and consumers was chosen in order to assess motivations behind perceptions and to gain insight...

  15. Ethical challenges for livestock production: meeting consumer concerns about meat safety and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Verbeke, W. A. J., Viaene, J.

    Livestock production today faces the difficult task of effectively meeting emerging consumer concerns while remaining competitive in major target markets. Meeting consumer concerns about product safety and animal welfare are identified as key attention points for future livestock production. The...

  16. Food, consumer concerns, and trust: food ethics for a globalizing market

    Contributor(s):: Brom, F. W. A.

    The use of biotechnology in food production gives rise to consumer concerns. The term consumer concern is often used as a container notion. It includes concerns about food safety, environmental and animal welfare consequences of food production systems, and intrinsic moral objections against...

  17. Societal concerns about pork and pork production and their relationships to the production system

    Contributor(s):: Kanis, E., Groen, A. F., Greef, K. H. de

    This paper examines the aspects of modern pigmeat production systems that give rise to concerns within various groups of actors and thereby affect the acceptability of pigmeat by these groups in western Europe. A brief description of a present day pigmeat production system and the actors involved...

  18. Swiss market for meat from animal-friendly production - responses of public and private actors in Switzerland

    Contributor(s):: Phan-Huy, S. A., Fawaz, R. B.

    Animal welfare is an important societal issue in Switzerland. Policy makers have responded with strict legislation on animal protection and with two programmes to promote animal friendly husbandry. Also private actors in the meat industry initiated programmes for animal friendly meat production...

  19. You are what you eat: meat, novel protein foods, and consumptive freedom

    Contributor(s):: Beekman, V.

    Animal husbandry has been accused of maltreating animals, polluting the environment, and so on. These accusations were thought to be answered when the Dutch research program "Sustainable Technological Development" (STD) suggested a government-initiated conversion from meat to novel protein foods...

  20. European approaches to ensure good animal welfare. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)

    Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Butterworth, A., Bock, B., Roe, E.

    Conventions to protect domestic animals during transport, farming and slaughter were established by the Council of Europe and approved by many European states. Conventions are followed by recommendations that specify how the general principles of conventions apply for the different species. The...