Animal Welfare

General Information

  • Animal Care (Organic Valley Family of Farms) HTML
  • Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (gov.uk) HTML
  • Animal Legal and Historical Center (College of Law, Michigan State University) HTML
  • Animal Welfare Approved (AWA food label for meat & dairy products in which the farm animals were raised with the highest animal welfare & environmental standards) HTML
  • Animal Welfare: Consumer Viewpoints (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Animal Welfare Information Center (USDA National Ag Library) HTML
  • Bioethics Symposium: Proactive Approaches to Controversial Welfare and Ethical Concerns in Poultry Science (World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, Jan 23, 2007) PDF
  • Center for Animal Welfare Science (Purdue University) HTML
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Animal Welfare Legislation on Farmed Animals in Third Countries and the Implications for the EU (Commission of the European Communities, Nov 2002) PDF
  • Developing Science-Based Animal Welfare Guidelines (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Behavior (USDA Livestock Issues Research Unit / Texas Tech University) HTML
  • Farm Animal Welfare Committee (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK) HTML
  • Humane Farming Association (hfa.org) HTML
  • Importance of Measurement to Improve the Welfare of Livestock, Poultry and Fish (by Temple Grandin, CO State University)
  • National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) HTML
  • Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry from Hatchery to Processing Plant (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) PDF
  • Treatment of Farm Animals (American Humane Association) HTML
  • Turkey Farm and Processing Plant Tour with Animal Welfare Expert Temple Grandin¬† (13-minutes) YouTube Video

Management Practices

  • AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (American Veterinary Medical Association) HTML
  • Beak Trimming (Certified Humane) HTML
  • Molting, Bird Density, and Animal Welfare (Univesity of Illinois Ext) HTML
  • Monitoring the Electrical Stunning Process (Auburn University) PDF
  • Poultry Environmental Best Management Practices - BMPs (LSU Ag Center) PDF
  • Research: Poultry Stunning May Improve Bird Welfare (World Poultry) HTML
  • Slaughter Guidelines for Poultry (Animal Welfare Approved) HTML
  • Transporting Poultry in a Humane Manner (Virginia Tech) PDF
  • Turkey Farm and Processing Plant Tour with Temple Grandin (YouTube) Video
  • Using Sensory Stimuli to Attract Turkey Poults to Feed (Purdue University) HTML
  • Welfare of Birds at Slaughter (Humane Society of the U.S.) PDF
  • Welfare of Hens in Free Range Systems (Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK) PDF

Welfare of Broilers

  • Animal Care Standards: Chickens (Certified Humane) PDF
  • Animal Welfare and Broiler Chicken Production (Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission Rep, Sep 2009) PDF
  • Animal Welfare for Broiler Chickens (National Chicken Council) HTML
  • Animal Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist for Broilers (National Chicken Council) PDF
  • Broiler Care Practices (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Chicken Welfare is Influenced More by Housing Conditions Than by Stocking Density (Nature, Vol. 427, Jan 22, 2004) HTML
  • Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry from Hatchery to Processing Plant (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) PDF
  • Welfare of Animals in the Chicken Industry (Humane Society of the U.S.) PDF

Welfare of Ducks

  • Duck Standards (Animal Welfare Approved) PDF / HTML
  • Duck Well-Being Guidelines (Maple Leaf Farms) PDF
  • Muscovy Duck Care Practices (University of California-Davis) HTML
  • Welfare of Animals in the Foie Gras Industry (Humane Society of the United States) PDF

Welfare of Layers

  • An Alternative Molting Procedure - A Supplement to "Farm Evaluation of Alternative Molting Procedures" (2004 J Applied Poultry Res 13:673-679) PDF
  • Animal Care Standards: Chickens (Certified Humane) PDF
  • Animal Care Standards: Egg Laying Hens (Certified Humane) PDF
  • Effect of Stocking Density on the Incidence of Usage on Enrichment Devices by White Leghorns (Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development) HTML
  • Egg-Type Layer Flock Care Practices (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Flock-Friendly Molting Methods (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Guelph's Alternative Housing System for Hens (McGill University) HTML
  • Physiological Responses of Laying Hens to Alternative Housing Systems (International J Poultry Sci 2(5):357-360, 2003) PDF
  • Welfare of Animals in the Chicken Industry (Humane Society of the U.S.) PDF
  • Welfare of Hens in Free Range Systems (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK) PDF

Welfare of Turkeys

  • Animal Care Standards: Turkeys (Certified Humane) PDF
  • Standards for Turkeys (Animal Welfare Approved) PDF / HTML
  • Turkey Care Practices (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Using Sensory Stimuli to Attract Turkey Poults to Feed (Purdue University) HTML