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Good animal welfare for a sustainable food system

  • Hilde Bjørkhaug


Navn på arrangementet: Animal Ethics for Sustainability: ‘Clean’ Food, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Sted: Trondheim
Dato fra: 28. november 2019
Dato til: 29. november 2019


Arrangørnavn: NTNU Sustainability

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2019

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Good animal welfare for a sustainable food system


Good animal welfare (AW) in an ethically sound animal livestock production system is a basic premise in a sustainable food system. Societal values and attitudes have an important influence on food production and any shift in societal attitudes about AW provides both significant risks and opportunities in farming. In the research project ‘GoodAnimal’ we aim to acquire knowledge that will mitigate threats and increase opportunities for sustainable farm and industry practices, in building knowledge on 1) how societal attitudes and evaluations of AW are changing, and how this impacts on farmers’ evaluations of their practice as ‘good farmers’, 2) the key sites and places where these evaluations are being mobilised or contested and how these create changing dynamics in farming’s ‘social contract to farm’, 3) compare consumers’ perceptions of a ‘good farmer’ with a biological perspective, taking physiological functioning, natural behavior, and animals’ subjective experiences into account, and 4) Discuss ethical challenges related to AW and sustainable development. My talk will focus on developments and current state in the Norwegian AW discourse. What are the main concerns, and what is at stake, for animals, farmers and for the economic, social and environmental sustainability of livestock farming?


Hilde Bjørkhaug

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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