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26 July 2013

Why market forces don’t protect animal welfare

Revelations of animal cruelty in local processing and the live export trade have led to the forced closure of abattoirs, the filing of criminal charges, trade suspensions, and new regulation. Some think market forces will be enough to bring about change, but I would argue that productivity and animal welfare are not always compatible.
Author/Organization: The Conversation
Year: 2013
Topics: animal production, confinement systems, cruelty to animals, livestock, pigs, productivity, welfare on the farm