07 March 2013
Animal welfare standards must work for all, not just industry
In medieval times the leader of a victorious army planted a standard to signify ownership of territory. The standard signified all that its supporters believed in. Similarly, the rewriting of Australia’s “model codes of practice for the welfare of animals” as “standards” needs the involvement of everyone in Australia’s animal production chain, including the public. But if the usual process is followed, expect standards heavily weighted towards industry.
Author/Organization: The Conversation - Clive Phillips
Topics: animal welfare/general concepts