RESOURCES AND LINKS

Animal Welfare – Pork

  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY, ALLAN SCHINCKEL, PHD. GESTATION AND FARROWING CRATES FOR PIGS

  • AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION – STATEMENT ON SOW HOUSING

  • USDA-ARS-MWA LIVESTOCK BEHAVIOR RESEARCH UNIT, DR. JEREMY N. MARCHANT-FORDE. WELFARE OF SOWS AND PIGLETS AT FARROWING, 2011

    • Explanation of behavior around farrowing, how the systems work, and why they are recommended.
    • Swine Welfare Fact Sheet
  • AVMA, WELFARE IMPLICATIONS OF GESTATION SOW HOUSING, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

    • Stall housing allows each sow to be given an individually tailored diet and access to water.
    • Group pens have more aggression injuries. Dominate sows may become overweight and others may become underweight out to dominance.
    • Welfare Implications of Gestation Sow Housing
  • WAKEFIELD PORK – EDUCATIONAL TOUR AND BLOGGER OBSERVATIONS

  • WAKEFIELD PORK – INTERVIEWS WITH FOOD BLOGGERS

  • HSUS WHISTLEBLOWER OBSERVATIONS ABOUT MATERNITY PENS

Animal Welfare – Egg Production

  • UC DAVIS, EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF HEN HOUSING, APRIL 28, 2015

  • COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE EGG SUPPLY – THREE YEAR STUDY

    • Aviary system: highest incidence of keel abnormalities, dirtiest feathers, highest levels of Salmonella, highest indoor ammonia concentrations, highest levels of particulate matter, workers exposed to higher concentrations of airborne particles and endotoxins, highest labor cost, total capital cost per dozen eggs was 179% higher than conventional, operating costs were 23% higher than conventional, total cost per dozen eggs was 36% higher than conventional (36% more expensive to produce aviary eggs), housing system did not affect quality of eggs,
    • Infographic of results:

  • POPULAR SCIENCE, CAGE-FREE CHICKENS KEEP WINDING UP WITH BROKEN BONES, AND SCIENTISTS ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION. MAY 11, 2017

  • ACTA VETERINARIA SCANDINAVICA, FREE RANGE CHICKENS ARE MORE PRONE TO DISEASE. JANUARY 16, 2009

Animal Welfare – Veal

Environmental

  • LIVESTOCK AND CLIMATE CHANGE: FACTS AND FICTION

Research – Statistics – Economic Impact

  • CHARLES H. DYSON SCHOOL OF APPLIED ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, CORNELL UNIVERSITY. HARRY M. KAISER. IMPLICATIONS OF INTERSTATE COMMERCE RESTRICTIONS ON RETAIL EGG AND PORK PRICES AND DEMAND. MAY 2016

    • Analysis is based on retail egg price data in CA versus US for 2014 and 2015.
    • Egg prices increased in CA by $1.05 per dozen (37.8%) and increased $0.56 (27.4% nation wide) ***Avian influenza outbreak was also going on at this time which could be the cause for the US increase. CA still had an increase of $0.49 per dozen (with influenza outbreak price taken out of consideration) which is a 18% increase.
    • Price per person, per year ends up with $14 more spent than before Prop 2.
  • COST OF EGGS

  • ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, FACTS ABOUT CAGE-FREE EGGS, SEPTEMBER 2011

  • BERKLEY FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS – FARM STATS FOR CALIFORNIA


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