Large-scale food animal production under microscope

DVM360 Magazine

Welfare groups seek to move ‘corporate farming’ into political arena.


It looks like 2014 is shaping up to be a hot year in the legislative kitchen. Animal welfare and rights organizations are involved in both companion and food animal issues. But it is food animals drawing splashy attention this month. On Sept. 24, the ASPCA released a new blog, “The Truth About Chicken,” which is an aggressive challenge to large-scale production of chicken for human consumption. For some time the ASPCA’s position on “corporate farming” has aligned with that of the HSUS and, to a degree, PETA.

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