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Towards Farm Animal Welfare and Sustainability

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Department of Geography, University of Exeter, Devon EX4 4RJ, UK
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Department of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7068, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
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Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Linkoping University, SE-581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
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Animals 2018, 8(6), 81; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8060081
Received: 2 May 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
As farm animal welfare becomes an increasingly important component of contemporary global livestock production, animal welfare science and animal welfare policy-making need to find new ways of entering global debates over food security and sustainability. In this paper, we explore the means by which both animal welfare science and policy should articulate with these emerging global debates. Having first established the important gains in animal welfare policy and the maturity of animal welfare science, we identify and explore the potential impact of these current debates and argue that they have the potential for profound change in our understanding of, and our response to, the welfare of animals. We conclude the paper with a number of possible recommendations for how a scientifically informed, sustainable animal welfare policy might flourish. View Full-Text
Keywords: farm animal welfare; sustainability; food security farm animal welfare; sustainability; food security
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Buller, H.; Blokhuis, H.; Jensen, P.; Keeling, L. Towards Farm Animal Welfare and Sustainability. Animals 2018, 8, 81.

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