Consumer evaluation of farm animal mutilations

Melanie Connor*, Sarah Louise Cowan

*Corresponding author for this work

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UK public has low knowledge of farm animal mutilation and application of pain relief with most knowledge about poultry.

Acceptance of mutilation practices is low and depends on participants’ pain perception and perceived necessity for the farmer.

Public awareness of mutilation practices can lead to more welfare-friendly husbandry without compromising meat quality.

Consumer choice based on best practice in animal husbandry may drive demand for higher welfare products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Early online date25 Oct 2019
Publication statusPrint publication - Feb 2020

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