Animal welfare and rights (collective papers)
Effect of rearing environment and environmental enrichment on the behavior of neural development of young pigs (18.23Kb)
Corporations can be agents of great improvements in animal welfare and food safety and the need for minimum decent standards (79.98Kb)
Grandin, Temple ... et al.
MetadataShow full item record
Observations made on several hundred farms, ranches, feedlots, and slaughter plants indicates that the single most important factor which affects animal welfare is the attitude of management. Places that have good animal welfare have a manager who cares about welfare. Places where animal welfare is poor often have a manager who does not care. A good manager enforces standards to maintain good welfare. Employees are well trained and people who abuse animals are punished. Dr. Temple Grandin has observed that the most effective manager is involved enough in day to day operations to care but he or she is not so involved that they become numb and desensitized to animal suffering. People who handle hundreds of animals each day can become desensitized. They need a strong manager to serve as their conscience.