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The performance of farm animal assessment

Roe, E., Buller, H. and Bull, J. (2011) The performance of farm animal assessment Animal Welfare, 20, (1), pp. 69-78.

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This paper argues that the current drive towards greater use of animal-based measures for welfare assessment raises important issues for how farm visits by welfare assessors are performed. As social scientists, we employ a number of contemporary social science ideas to offer a new approach to examining the practice and performance of farm animal assessment. We identify key findings from a recent study of contemporary farm assessment and speculate upon what some of the challenges of introducing animal-based measures may be. We conclude by arguing for a greater awareness of how sets of knowledge are made, circulated, practiced and become an integral component of the procedures, practices and discourses around farm animal welfare assessment in farm assurance

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Published date: February 2011
Keywords: animal-based measures, animal welfare, assessment, assurance schemes, farm inspections, practice
Organisations: Geography


Local EPrints ID: 177863
ISSN: 0962-7286
PURE UUID: 8b8aee0c-d15c-48ed-8827-48539a5e3b75

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2011 14:57
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:05

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Author: E. Roe
Author: H. Buller
Author: J. Bull

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