animal welfare Articles

  • Qualitative Stakeholder Analysis for the Development of Sustainable Monitoring Systems for Farm Animal Welfare

    Continued concern for animal welfare may be alleviated when welfare would be monitored on farms. Monitoring can be characterized as an information system where various stakeholders periodically exchange relevant information. Stakeholders include producers, consumers, retailers, the government, scientists, and others. Valuating animal welfare in the animal-product market chain is regarded as a key ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Ethical concerns in cosmetics retailing: a comparative study of consumer attitudes towards cosmetics purchase between Europe and Asia with particular reference to Bangladesh and the UK

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the ethical concerns in cosmetics retailing and its implications on comparative consumers' purchase decisions of cosmetics in the UK and Bangladesh. Consumer response to ethical and green issues in the recent years appears to vary considerably between developed and developing economies. In particular, this paper also intends to identify how and to what ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The politics and ethics of animal experimentation

    Animal experimentation has provoked debate since its establishment, in the modern sense. Recent years have seen a culmination of the debate. Animal rights campaigners have used direct action in order to stop experimentation, and both the industry and the government have replied through toughening security and implementing legislative changes. The main issue is ethics: can we, and on what grounds, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flexitarianism: a more moral dietary option

    It is morally impossible to justify the power wielded by the livestock industry. This paper describes the human, ecological and animal welfare concerns caused by excessive meat production and consumption, including climate change, water depletion and degradation, land misappropriation and degradation, rainforest destruction, biodiversity and rapid species loss and the significant threats and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • I see significant changes - Marc Van Thournout, Belgium - Case Study

    Marc Van Thournout owns a broiler breeder farm and a hatchery near Pittem, Belgium. Marc distributes day-old chicks to several broiler farmers in the Pittem area. Nearly all of Marc´s houses are now equipped with DACS ventilation. New broiler breeder house In 2010 I was planning for an expansion of my operation and was searching for new and better production methods in order to increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Testimonial Hans Liniger, Switzerland: Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit

    Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 years. Experience tells him even the smallest mistake in the planning process can have a significant negative impact on the welfare of the pigs. Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Testimonial Mr. Van Thournout, Belgium: The litter in the house stays dry

    Marc Van Thournout owns a broiler breeder farm and a hatchery near Pittem, Belgium. Marc distributes day-old chicks to several broiler farmers in the Pittem area. Nearly all of Marc´s houses are now equipped with DACS ventilation. New broiler breeder house – In 2010 I was planning for an expansion of my operation and was searching for new and better production methods in order to ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Dutch roads to a socially acceptable gene technology

    We discuss two examples of Dutch policy making which were developed in the early 1990s. Both attempts can be seen as an extension of the scope of a policy of regulation in response to public concerns about developments in the field of gene technology. The first example relates to legislation introduced in the context of the Dutch Animal Health and Welfare Act. The second example relates to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Organic livestock: why you should embrace it

    The term “organic” is widely used nowadays, usually to refer to products and practices related to a healthier and more conscious lifestyle. But what about organic livestock? Learn more about the practice, its benefits and why you should start embracing it as your main production system. What is organic livestock? Organic livestock is a practice that consists on producing healthy ...


    By GR Trailers LLC

  • How to retrofit a farm wisely while following a reasonable budget

    In Gestation: Animal Welfare and Regulations Consumers and defense groups have put pressure on the government, such as in Europe, Canada or California, and on producers’ associations for the implementation of regulation towards the improvement of livestock welfare. In swine production, the most significant change that was put in place is the change from individual gestation to sow group ...


    By Jyga Technologies

  • Scrutinize herd retention by rethinking gilt development

    Not everyone will agree with my arguments in this article. However, I’m tired of hearing complaints about current sow mortality rates and general agreement that additional research is needed in gilt development; yet remain disappointed in the lack of tangible, practical strategies that producers can take home and implement at the ‘slat level’ to make meaningful changes in their ...


    By Jyga Technologies

  • Kipster – probably the world’s most animal-friendly and environmentally sound layer house - Case Study

    A poultry house for 27,000 layers as the world has never seen one before was recently erected near Venlo in the Netherlands. The building barely looks like a poultry house and is an eye-catcher in both rural environments and urban regions. The focus of the project is entirely on the laying hen. With this focus in mind, four entrepreneurs and the owners of the barn, Styn Claessens, Ruud ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Nominated to the Innovation Award: Stø Technology

    The founders of Stø Technology refer to their catch management system as disruptive technology. «The Bumblebee» can change the entire operating pattern of the trawler industry. – This will make the trawler industry think completely new in terms of vessel and process optimization, new operations, market development and business models, says Arne O. Flø, Managing ...


    By The Nor-Fishing Foundation

  • There’s a Multi-billion-Dollar Race to Replace Eggs - Upstart companies are looking for ways to throw off the yolk and make palatable egg protein

    Egg whites are universally accepted as a healthy source of protein. But because they come from chickens, one could worry about animal welfare, the environmental damage wrought by industrial poultry and even Salmonella—since the Food and Drug Administration estimates that 79,000 Americans are sickened by tainted eggs every year. Or maybe you’re just a vegetarian. Regardless, the way ...

  • Cool Eggs - from Markovice in the Czech Republic - Case Study

    About 100 km east of Prague, in Markovice, Unikom a.s. operates a layer farm. Unikom is committed to producing high-quality eggs labelled as “Cool Eggs” (Pohodová vejce), based on the long tradition and modern production on the Markovice farm. Annual production reaches up to 17 million eggs, which are distributed through Unikom’s own wholesale network in the Czech ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • 200,000 laying hens join the European Union - Case Study

    After the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s only few West Balkan countries have not yet become a member of the European Union (EU). These countries still allow keeping laying hens in cages. However, the tendency is to gain EU admittance in the long run. Good examples are the Republic of Serbia, which has already been granted the status of an official candidate for EU membership, ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Sow management: Bongdong trumpets stellar production - Case Study

    The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory in the country has gone up to almost 10 million heads from roughly nine million heads during the same period, evidence of the growing efficiency and productivity of the country’s pig producers. These ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Testimonial Bettapork, Australia: MagFans are whisper quiet

    MagFans are whisper quiet and consume far less power than any other similar size fans on our farm. Bettapork in Queensland, Australia, is a 2000 sow full line production with three individual sites for sows, weaners and finishers. Laurie Brosnan is one of the owners of Bettapork and in charge of the production, and Laurie is constantly working to optimize his production, save energy, and increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Green catering tips

    It's that time of the year again - party time. Whether it's St Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, Christmas, weddings, Thanksgiving, Halloween or Hanukkah, we all enjoy letting our hair down and having fun with friends and family! And with these events, come the mountains of munch-ables - tasty treats of every shape, colour and ingredient. But how green is our spinach really, and should we be ...


    By green24

  • U.S. Farm-Raised Finfish and Shellfish

    Seafood has long been recognized as an important component of a healthy diet. Seafood contains high quality, complete protein and an important array of nutrients, while it is low in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats. The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found primarily in fish have been clearly documented. U.S. farm-raised seafood is an important center of the plate choice that can ...


    By Aquacare Environment Inc

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