Serving as a resource for credible, science-based information can be challenging in this day and age. Scientists all over the world are busy working to find the latest scientific breakthrough in hopes of improving the productivity and sustainability of the agricultural industry. CAST staff is constantly overwhelmed with an abundance of content to sort through in order to provide you with the most well-rounded and relevant information week after week. One thing we find very exciting is that content often aligns perfectly with previously published CAST publications. To browse a list of past CAST publications, click here.
Many conflicting values and norms in our society related to the use of animals lead to increasing disagreements about what constitutes a “good life” for the animals in our care. Last month CAST released a task force report–Scientific, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare—that addressed 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; and outstanding challenges and priority areas for future research, collaboration, and outreach relative to agricultural animal welfare. Here are some recent articles that support the research provided in our paper:
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