Bringing farm animal welfare to the consumer’s plate: Transparency, labelling and consumer education

Minna Autio, Jaakko Autio, Ari Kuismin, Brigit Ramsingh, Eliisa Kylkilahti, Anna Valros

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Business of Farm Animal Welfare
Pages120-136
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351270038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Bringing farm animal welfare to the consumer’s plate: Transparency, labelling and consumer education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this