Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Are Animals Raised Indoors Crowded Together?

There are many reasons some animals are housed indoors, including protection from inclement weather, bacteria and diseases, and predators. Due…

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Animal Welfare

What is the Difference Between Products Labeled Cage-Free and Free Range?

Cage-free: A product label that says "cage-free” means that hens are able to stretch their wings and move around freely…

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Animal Welfare

Why Do Farmers Use Gestation Crates?

Gestation stalls or individual stalls were first introduced in the 1960s as a way to help protect and nurture all…

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Animal Welfare

Are Undercover Videos Really Telling the Truth about Farming and Ranching?

Animal safety, health and comfort are top priorities for farmers and ranchers. They care deeply about their animals and take…

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Are Animals Slaughtered Humanely?

Slaughter methods in food production can be uneasy to watch, to read about or even think about. However, farmers and…

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Animal Welfare

“Grass-fed”, “Grain-Fed”, “Non-GMO” – Labels and Animal Nutrition.

There are many different labels in the food industry from “grass-fed” to “non-GMO” but what do they mean? The agricultural…

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Transportation Of Animals – How Is This Done Safely?

There are many reasons why farm animals may need to be moved or transported – including re-stocking, moving from drought…

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How Does Animal Welfare Affect Sustainability?

Well cared for animals is a priority for farmers and ranchers. It not only ensures the safety and health of…

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How Do Farmers Manage Water Quality Among Animal Care Practices?

Raising farm animals indoors, like many of today’s poultry, dairy cows and pig farms, means farmers and ranchers can capture…

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What You Need To Know About Pork

If visions of mistreated animals injected with a continuous supply of hormones and antibiotics leave you feeling confused and terrified…

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