Five good reasons for caring about farm animal welfare
Animal welfare is connected to human quality of life because it represents an important factor of economic development, social well being and environmental protection. There is a lot of reasons for caring about animal welfare. We have grouped them in a following way:
For these reasons animal welfare has recently gained more attention from consumers, producers, retailers and decision makers who work intensively to provide products made in line with higher standards of animal welfare.
Due to its importance, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that “animal welfare should not be treated as a separate issue but rather as a part of important societal goals to which it contributes such as food safety, human and animal health, environmental protection, workplace safety, rural development, gender equality and social justice.”