The welfare of farm animals (which includes cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry) has become a high profile issue in Western societies. Food crises such as mad cow disease (BSE) in the early 1990s, bird flu A(H7N9) in the 2000s and, most recently, the 2013 horsemeat scandal (Jaskari et al. 2015) have raised the awareness of global health risks and ethical issues related to food production and consumption. Media coverage of animals’ living conditions and of animal slaughter practices has further raised the profile of animal welfare (Evans and Miele, 2012; Jokinen et al., 2012).
|Title of host publication||The Business of Farm Animal Welfare|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|