Roe, Emma, Kjaernes, Unni, Bock, Bettina, Higgin, Marc, van Huik, Marjolein and Cowan, Cathal
Farm animal welfare in Hungary: a study of Hungarian producers, its food retail market and of Hungarian consumers.
Kjaernes, Unni, Bock, Bettina B., Higgin, Marc and Roex, Joek (eds.)
Farm Animal Welfare within the Supply Chain. Regulation, Agriculture, and Geography.
(Welfare Quality Reports, 8 Part III Chapte).
This report provides a brief picture of the current conditions for farm animal welfare in Hungary, exploring the current situation and identifying developments towards future animal welfare improvements in Ch 17. Ch. 18 begins by looking at animal welfare on the public agenda and as an issue related to food and to consumers. This is followed by two chapters which give a general overview of the structure of the Hungarian food sector, firstly ch 19, of agricultural production and trade and secondly ch 20, of the regulatory framework for farm animal welfare. The rapidly changing retailing structure is discussed in Ch. 21 the following section, including the marketing of animal welfare through different labels. In order to find out how animal welfare is handled through the use of assurance schemes, we take a closer look at five provisioning chains - eggs, chicken, milk, beef and pigs in Ch 22. Approaching this from another angle, this is followed by a case study of a meat processor in Ch 23. As a third 'pole' of the food sector; in addition to the market and the regulatory system; we then turn in Ch. 24 to the situation for the households in terms of resources, habits as well as current food issues. In a final section, ch.25 we address our initial question in a synthesis of all the different elements
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