Husbandry to Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics and Public Policy

  title={Husbandry to Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics and Public Policy},
  author={Jes Lynning Harfeld},
  journal={Between the Species},
  • J. Harfeld
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Economics
  • Between the Species
The industrialisation of agriculture has led to considerable alterations at both the technological and economical levels of animal farming. Several animal welfare issues of modern animal agriculture – e.g. stress and stereotypical behaviour – can be traced back to the industrialised intensification of housing and numbers of animals in production. Although these welfare issues dictate ethical criticism, it is the claim of this article that such direct welfare issues are only the forefront of a… 
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