Genetically Modifying Livestock for Improved Welfare: A Path Forward

@article{Shriver2018GeneticallyML,
  title={Genetically Modifying Livestock for Improved Welfare: A Path Forward},
  author={Adam Shriver and Emilie McConnachie},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  year={2018},
  volume={31},
  pages={161-180}
}
In recent years, humans’ ability to selectively modify genes has increased dramatically as a result of the development of new, more efficient, and easier genetic modification technology. In this paper, we argue in favor of using this technology to improve the welfare of agricultural animals. We first argue that using animals genetically modified for improved welfare is preferable to the current status quo. Nevertheless, the strongest argument against pursuing gene editing for welfare is that… 
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