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Organic livestock producers are leaders in making a strong committment to ethical and responsible care of the animals they raise for food. Organic Certifying Bodies across the country and the Canadian National Standard all require strict adherence to humane handling of livestock, high-quality feeding and health care, and provision of housing and social conditions that maximize the expression of natural behaviours.
The consuming public is increasingly concerned about the quality of life given to the animals they eat, and more and more consumers are therefore purchasing meat products from organic producers.
The articles in this section present some of the evidence that exists in the scientific literature, as well as practical advice for organic livestock producers and information for the consuming public.
Mandate of the Animal Welfare
Posted November 2007
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