Two Perspectives on Animal Welfare

This Feedstuffs Foodlink article offers two opposing perspectives about animal welfare.

Bernard Rollin presents what he views as misunderstandings in the agriculture industry about animal welfare. Rollin is a distinguished professor at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. He brokered the agreement between Colorado agriculture and the Humane Society of the United States that prevented a Proposition 2-type referendum in Colorado. He has also served on the Pew Commission and convinced Smithfield to eliminate sow stalls.

Steve Kopperund explains why he thinks underestimating farmers and ranchers is a serious mistake. Kopperud is executive vice president at Policy Directions Inc., coordinator of the Farm Animal Welfare Coalition and founder and past president of the Animal Agriculture Alliance. He is based in Washington, D.C.


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