April 25, 2018

Scientific, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare

A recent report by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology shows a growing emphasis on animal welfare regulations. The priorities, state of the science, challenges, and approaches to addressing the topic have also evolved considerably. Increased collaboration has occurred between scientists and philosophers to address agricultural bioethics in an effort to facilitate conflict resolution.

This task force report addresses the issue by examining these key topics:
  • the current issues facing agricultural animal production
  • insights into the origins of current welfare concerns
  • major scientific advances that have occurred since the 1997 CAST Task Force Report
  • outstanding challenges and priority areas for future research, coordination, and outreach relative to agricultural animal welfare

For more information regarding the new report please visit the CAST website