Humane Treatment of Farm Animals: Overview and Selected Issues

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Animal protection activists in the United States are seeking modifications (or even curtailment) of many practices long considered acceptable and necessary to animal agriculture. Examples include rearing large numbers of livestock and poultry in close confinement; performing surgery such as tail-docking or beak trimming; housing layer hens in cages; and isolating veal calves in crates.

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Becker, Geoffrey S. December 6, 1995.

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Animal protection activists in the United States are seeking modifications
(or even curtailment) of many practices long considered acceptable and necessary
to animal agriculture. Examples include rearing large numbers of livestock and
poultry in close confinement; performing surgery such as tail-docking or beak trimming; housing layer hens in cages; and isolating veal calves in crates.

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31 p.

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  • December 6, 1995

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Becker, Geoffrey S. Humane Treatment of Farm Animals: Overview and Selected Issues, report, December 6, 1995; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6964/: accessed September 27, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.