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The livestock industry should emulate professions like the health sector to develop self-regulatory processes for animal welfare, says UBC professor, David Fraser.

Livestock sector needs the mindset to improve animal welfare

David Fraser says a ‘professional animal production’ approach to animal welfare is needed to reassure society

Much of the debate on farm animal welfare changes has centred on major infrastructure shifts such as facilities improvements and housing approaches. But the greatest challenge — and also opportunity — facing animal agriculture may lie not in the physical environment but rather in the mindset of producers, says David Fraser, a professor of applied […] Read more