The concept of welfare applied to farm animals has undergone a remarkable evolution. The growing awareness of citizens pushes farmers to guarantee the highest possible level of welfare to their animals. New perspectives could be opened for animal welfare reasoning around the concept of domestic, especially farm, animals as partial human artifacts. Therefore, it is important to understand how much a particular behavior of a farm animal is far from the natural one of its an-cestors. This paper is a contribution to better understand the role of genetics of the farm animals on their behavior. This means that the naïve approach to animal welfare regarding returning animals to their natural state should be challenged and that welfare assessment should be considered.

Farm animals are long away from natural behavior: Open questions and operative consequences on animal welfare / Cesarani, A.; Pulina, G.. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:3(2021), pp. 1-14. [10.3390/ani11030724]

Farm animals are long away from natural behavior: Open questions and operative consequences on animal welfare

Cesarani A.
;
Pulina G.
2021

Abstract

The concept of welfare applied to farm animals has undergone a remarkable evolution. The growing awareness of citizens pushes farmers to guarantee the highest possible level of welfare to their animals. New perspectives could be opened for animal welfare reasoning around the concept of domestic, especially farm, animals as partial human artifacts. Therefore, it is important to understand how much a particular behavior of a farm animal is far from the natural one of its an-cestors. This paper is a contribution to better understand the role of genetics of the farm animals on their behavior. This means that the naïve approach to animal welfare regarding returning animals to their natural state should be challenged and that welfare assessment should be considered.
Farm animals are long away from natural behavior: Open questions and operative consequences on animal welfare / Cesarani, A.; Pulina, G.. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:3(2021), pp. 1-14. [10.3390/ani11030724]
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