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By Søren Holm, Jennifer Gunning

This is often the fourth quantity in a sequence exploring key matters in ethics, legislation and society, released in organization with the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, legislations and Society. This paintings provides a range of papers and commentaries on issues in Agriculture and nutrition, Bioethics, and Ethics and Society. Multidisciplinary in method, the publication offers a necessary source for all these considering modern moral concerns.

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It has failed to recognize that each animal is an individual sentient being – even though the EU adopted a legally binding Protocol to that effect in 1997 (T reaty of A msterdam 1997). S elective breeding has resulted in the use of genotypes or phenotypes which may result in a short burst of productivity or high yield, but are unsustainable for the animals’ own health and welfare and make longevity impossible. Two obvious examples are chickens with painful legs and cows with unwieldy bodies and high rates of lameness and mastitis.

More specifically, the National Committee on A nimal Biotechnology requires animal biotechnological applications to be accessed against whether they violate animal integrity, among a number of other criteria (D e Vries 2006). T he application of this concept, as in the S wiss legislation, is not absolute as infringements of animal integrity may be permitted, if clear justification is given. This prima facie application of the concept is often referred to as the D utch ‘no, unless’ policy. S everal national advisory bodies across Europe have also considered this concept in a policy-oriented rather than a regulatory capacity.

Asp>. D epartment of Environment, F ood and R ural A ffairs (D efra). (2004) Economics of Milk Production – E&W 2002/2003. D efra S tatistical D epartment. asp>. , S eawright E. and Breward J. (1989) ‘Behavioural consequences of partial beak amputation (beak trimming) in poultry’. British Poultry Science 30, 479–488. F ood and A griculture O rganization of the U nited N ations (FAO ). S tatistical Databases. Agriculture: Prodstat. org>. 07. O. C. (1982) ‘The effect of beak-trimming on food intake, feeding behaviour and body weight in adult hens’.

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