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Title: Issues in Animal Agriculture

Issues in Animal Agriculture
  • Chapter 23

  • Issues Current in Animal Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Diet-Health
  • Animal Rights
  • Socioeconomic
  • Food Safety
  • For all controversial issues
  • Risk assessment used to evaluate the risk of a
    particular issue at hand

  • Animal Welfare
  • Many types of animal activist groups
  • Most groups fight for what they believe is fair,
    humane, and ethical for animals
  • Examples
  • Beef branding, castration, dehorning, etc.
  • Swine confinement, farrowing crates, etc.
  • Dairy dehorning, stall systems, confinement,
  • Veal housing, slaughter, etc.
  • Poultry cages, debeaking, etc.
  • Horses stalling, racing, slaughter, etc.

  • Biotechnology
  • The application of physical, chemical, and
    engineering principles to biological systems
  • Offers potential improvements in peoples lives
  • Human Medicine
  • Examples
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Transplanting animal tissues to other species
  • Bovine somatotropin (BST)
  • Increases milk production in dairy cattle

  • Environmental Issues
  • Preservation of natural resources
  • Examples
  • Waste Management
  • Water Utilization and Water Quality
  • Federal Lands
  • Endangered Species
  • Global Warming
  • Ruminants emitting methane
  • Conversion of Agriculture Land

  • Consumer Issues
  • Do animal products endanger human health?
  • Examples
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cholesterol
  • HDL vs. LDL
  • Fatty acids
  • Vegetarianism

  • Food Safety
  • Are animal products safe for humans to consumer?
  • Examples
  • E. coli 0157H7
  • Irradiated Foods
  • Microorganisms
  • Bacteria, molds, parasites, viruses
  • Chemical Residues
  • Antibiotic Resistance

  • Quality Assurance
  • Process to ensure consumers they are receiving a
    wholesome product
  • Focus of quality assurance
  • Record keeping
  • Safe use of pharmaceutical products and proper
    product labeling
  • Reducing injection site lesions
  • Usage of quality animal feeds
  • Avoidance of residues

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
  • Program mandatory by the federal government for
    animal product production companies

  • What if you are confronted about an animal
    agriculture issue?
  • Speak professionally
  • Think! Before you speak!
  • Acknowledge true points
  • Acknowledge false points
  • Provide reliable facts to prove points false
  • Maintain your composure
  • Dont let the discussion frustrate you
  • Ask Questions

  • Chapter 23 Issues in Animal Agriculture
  • Describe the major issues concerning animal
  • Be able to give examples.
  • Discuss how animal product companies try to
    ensure a quality product to consumers.
  • How do you discuss these issues with activists?