The ethics and politics of the caged layer hen debate in New Zealand

@article{Morris2006TheEA,
  title={The ethics and politics of the caged layer hen 
debate in New Zealand},
  author={Michael Charles Morris},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={495-514}
}
  • M. C. Morris
  • Published 2006
  • Business
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Changes in attitudes toward animal welfare, with a greater emphasis on the importance of allowing animals to express normal patterns of behavior has led to an examination of the practice of keeping hens in battery cages. There is widespread scientific consensus that the conditions of confinement and the barren nature of battery cages severely restrict hens’ behavioral repertoire, and are thus detrimental to their welfare. The New Zealand Animal Welfare Act 1999, stipulates that animals must… Expand
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