Compassion, by the Pound
The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare
F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk
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By F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk After fighting each other for over a decade, the egg industry and the largest animal advocacy organization came to an agreement, one which will increase the welfare of egg-laying hens but also increase egg prices. The United Egg Producers, under persistent pressure from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has agreed to transition hens out of battery cages and into enriched colony cages. The HSUS certainly believes the higher welfare standards are worth the increase in egg prices, but do consumers agree?
Posted on July 20, 2011
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