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Farm animal welfare: beyond ‘natural’ behavior

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Globally, more than 78 billion land animals are reared for human consumption each year (more than 70 billion chickens, with pigs and cattle making up much of the rest) (1). The trend is growing, but so is public concern about the welfare of these animals, particularly in intensive farming systems. In response to public concerns about the lives of farm animals, requirements for improved animal welfare now widely appear in legislation, in farm assurance schemes, and as an important ESG (environ...

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Published
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10.1126/science.ade5437

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Biology
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Journal:
Science More from this journal
Volume:
379
Issue:
6630
Pages:
326-328
Publication date:
2023-01-26
Acceptance date:
2023-01-11
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1319710
Local pid:
pubs:1319710
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2023-01-30

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