Clive Phillips, Professor of Animal Welfare in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in Australia. Original article at Compassion For World Farming, http://www.philiplymbery.com/2014/10/why-werent-we-told/.
Can the public be excused for not knowing about the circumstances of food animal production? We were first warned about the inhumanity of using animals as machines 50 years ago, but dietary habits change slowly. Then intensive animal production was in its infancy. Now most of us live in cities and animals are crowded into sheds far away, and the public rely mostly on the media rather than first-hand knowledge for information about farming. • • •
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