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The Gene and the Stable Door

Explains methods of reproductive techniques, selective breeding, genetic engineering and cloning used on farm animals.

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Summary: Detrimental Impacts of Animal Agriculture

Illustrated report shows how the spread of factory farming to developing countries disrupts traditional farming and social systems, causes environmental and human diet-related…

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The Case Against the Veal Crate

Detailed study of scientific evidence given in the EUs report on veal calves (1995) that led to legislative reform and ban (1997) on veal crates in the EU from 2007.

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Practical Alternatives to Sow Stalls in EU

Case studies of good alternative housing systems for breeding sows in the France, Netherlands and UK.

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The Welfare of EU Sows in Close Confinement Stalls

 A report produced in the run-up to EU Directive (2001) banning sow stalls from 2013.

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Saving Their Bacon

Illustrated brochure produced in run-up to sow stall ban decision in Europe (2001), outlining cruelty of stalls, arguments for group housing with straw; also deals with farrowing…

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Brittle bones: Osteoporosis and the Battery Cage

Uses results from published scientific studies to show that confinement in battery cages prevents hens from exercising their limbs and is the main cause of hens suffering broken…

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Animal Organs in Humans

Describes in detail, using scientific and medical literature, how xenotransplants are unlikely to work in humans, and their potential for causing disease

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The Close Confinement of Irish Sows

Describes the damage to the health and welfare of sows kept in sow stalls.

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Modern Breeding Technologies & Farm Animal Welfare

Describes the health and welfare problems caused by selective breeding of cattle, chickens, turkeys and pigs, and reproductive methods such as artificial insemination (AI)…

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