Attitudes of Dutch Pig Farmers Towards Tail Biting and Tail Docking

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Bracke, M.B.M.; Lauwere, de, C.C.; Wind, S.M.M.; Zonderland, J.J.;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, volume 26, issue 4, pages 847-868 (issn: 1187-7863)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10806-012-9410-2
  • Subject: animal-welfare | Environmental Science(all) | Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) | risk | History | semantic model | Environmental Chemistry
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The Dutch policy objective of a fully sustainable livestock sector without mutilations by 2023 is not compatible with the routine practice of tail docking to minimize the risk of tail biting. To examine farmer attitudes towards docking, a telephone survey was conducted ... View more
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