Politicizing Farm Animal Welfare: A Comparative Study of Policy Change in the United States of America

  title={Politicizing Farm Animal Welfare: A Comparative Study of Policy Change in the United States of America},
  author={Colette S. Vogeler},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice},
  pages={526 - 543}
  • C. Vogeler
  • Published 14 April 2020
  • Economics
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Abstract Farm animal welfare is becoming a subject of politicization strategies. The conflicting policy preferences are pronounced in the United States, with its large and highly intensified livestock sector. The lack of federal farm animal welfare regulations shifted politicization strategies of animal welfare advocates to the state level. By 2019 12 states had already passed legislation to protect animals in food production. This comparative study reveals that policy changes were initiated by… 
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