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Animal Welfare: Establishing a Dialogue Between Science and Society

Miele, Mara, Viessier, I., Evans, Adrian Bruce and Botreau, R. 2011. Animal Welfare: Establishing a Dialogue Between Science and Society. Animal Welfare 20 (1) , pp. 103-117.

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Abstract

Farm animal welfare has become an important issue for the European public, especially in the last two decades when a number of crises (eg Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Avian Influenzalu) have affected farm animal populations. Public concern about this issue led the European Union to fund the Welfare Quality® project. This project aimed to develop a protocol for assessing animal welfare on farms and at slaughter plants, to identify the main animal welfare problems, and to address possible welfare improvement strategies. In fulfilling these aims, the Welfare Quality® project incorporated inputs from both science and society. This was crucial, as the public perception of what constitutes �animal welfare

Item Type: Article
Schools: Geography and Planning
ISSN: 0962-7286
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/11640

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