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  1. 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...

  2. Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....

  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. Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Parsons, T. D.

    The special issue contains four articles which evaluate animal welfare in livestock production; also, they give a critical appraisal of the food animal industry during this present time. The first two articles deal mainly on the changing attitudes and public perceptions of animal agriculture in...

  5. Concepts of animal health and welfare in organic livestock systems

    Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Alroe, H. F.

  6. Economic evaluation of high welfare indoor farrowing systems for pigs

    Contributor(s):: Guy, J. H., Cain, P. J., Seddon, Y. M., Baxter, E. M., Edwards, S. A.

  7. Farmers engaged in deliberative practices; An ethnographic exploration of the mosaic of concerns in livestock agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Driessen, C.

  8. Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: attitudes and empathy towards goats (Part I)

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Tufte, P. A., Skjerve, E., Valle, P. S.

  9. Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms

    Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.

  10. Does organic farming face distinctive livestock welfare issues? - a conceptual analysis

    Contributor(s):: Alroe, H. F., Vaarst, M., Kristensen, E. S.

    The recent development and growth of organic livestock farming and the related development of national and international regulations has fuelled discussions among scientists and philosophers concerning the proper conceptualization of animal welfare. These discussions on livestock welfare in...

  11. 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...

  12. Exponential growth, animal welfare, environmental and food safety impact: the case of China's livestock production

    Contributor(s):: Li, P. J.

    Developmental states are criticized for rapid "industrialization without enlightenment." In the last 30 years, China's breathtaking growth has been achieved at a high environmental and food safety cost. This article, utilizing a recent survey of China's livestock industry, illustrates the...

  13. Harm to others: the social cost of antibiotics in agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Anomaly, J.

    This article examines the social cost of the use of antibiotics in conventionally raised livestock. Findings show that it contributes to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is argued that the harm principle of classical liberalism should guide agricultural policy, in general, and...

  14. Natural behavior, animal rights, or making money - a study of Swedish organic farmers' view of animal issues

    Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Hemlin, S., White, J.

    A questionnaire survey was performed among Swedish organic livestock farmers to determine their view of animal welfare and other ethical issues in animal production. The questionnaire was sent to 56.5% of the target group and the response rate was 75.6% (435 responses). A principal components...

  15. Not all animals are equal: differences in moral foundations for the Dutch veterinary policy on livestock and animals in nature reservations

    Contributor(s):: Waelbers, K., Stafleu, F., Brom, F. W. A.

    The Netherlands is a small country with many people and much livestock. As a result, animals in nature reservations are often living near cattle farms. Therefore, people from the agricultural practices are afraid that wild animals will infect domestic livestock with diseases like swine fever and...

  16. The concept of farm animal welfare: citizen perceptions and stakeholder opinion in Flanders, Belgium

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Poucke, E. van, Pieniak, Z., Nijs, G., Tuyttens, F.

    Several attempts to conceptualize farm animal welfare have been criticized for diverging reasons, among them often the failure to incorporate the public concern and opinion. This paper's objective is to develop a conception of farm animal welfare that starts from the public's perception and...

  17. Human-cattle interactions in group housing. (Special Issue: Behaviour and welfare of cattle)

    Contributor(s):: Raussi, S.

    In traditional European tie stall barns the stockperson has close interaction with the cattle several times a day. New barns are, however, mostly loose housing units where the animals are group housed and normally have space to evade people. As group housed cattle can be less habituated to...

  18. ISAE international congresses, 1999-2001. (International Society for Applied Ethology Special Issue)

    Contributor(s):: Widowski, T., Mench, J.

    This special issue of Applied Animal Behaviour Science contains topics on the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) congress. The 8 topics include (1) human-animal interactions in livestock production; (2) applied and basic research in farm animal welfare; (3) transferring the results...

  19. Human-animal interactions in livestock production. (International Society for Applied Ethology Special Issue)

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H.

    Research in a number of livestock industries has shown that interactions between stockpeople and their animals can limit the productivity and welfare of these animals. While many of these interactions are routinely and, at times, habitually used by stockpeople, the frequent use of some of these...

  20. Global perspectives on animal welfare: Africa. (Special issue: Animal welfare: global issues, trends and challenges)

    Contributor(s):: Masiga, W. N., Munyua, S. J. M.

    Livestock production systems, production objectives, the cultural values of livestock keepers, and the close relationship between keepers and their livestock have evolved over the years and have influenced the quality of animal welfare in Africa. An equivalent level and quality of care is not...