Improving the well-being of intensively farmed animals, is it really possible?

Taking into account the psychic sensitivity of animals encourages changes in breeding practices. Can we seriously consider holistic animal welfare when talking about intensive farming? the answer is no, according to some researchers, it is not possible to envisage improving animal welfare in intensive and industrial systems.

Alternative breeding methods can therefore be considered and tested in order to respect animal well-being and therefore the natural expression of their behaviour.

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Sesame Review – Is Improving Farm Animal Welfare Still Possible?

We talk about it with

Christine Leterrier, ethologist, director of research in the physiology of behavioral reproduction at INRAE. She has spent her entire career on welfare issues in poultry farming with an ethological approach, focusing on emotions in birds. She has worked for more than 30 years on animal welfare.

Odile Petit, director of a researcher at the CNRS, ethologist in the physiology of behavioral reproduction, specialist in the social organizations of mammals. She works on social ties (social cognition) in primates and horses at INRAE. She founded the Ethosphr association (retirement of laboratory animals, resocialization)

Valerie Fillon, veterinarian and biologist, INRAE ​​researcher. She has been working for 2 years on animal welfare, she joined a team on the welfare of rabbits.

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