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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Brazilian Animal Welfare Legislation Scenario For Broiler, Swine And Dairy Production
Author: Da Silva R.B.T.R.
Naas I.D.A.
Salgado D.D.
Abstract: Brazil is the world's largest meat-producing country and has an important export market. Regarding Brazilian agribusiness growth, the international demands, such as norms related to animal welfare issues, requires update. Law 9.605/98 is the Brazilian legislation that deals with animal protection and well being (wild and domestic), and it foresees legal requirements in the Federal Constitution. However, it is wide open for other subjects related to environmental issues. In the same way, the specific norms that protect the farm animals are obsolete, while the market demand updates. The objective of this research was to compare Brazilian farm animal legislation, norms or good practices and standards with the legislation adopted in other developed and meat-producing countries. The study searched for critical points of rearing handling and transportation in accordance with effective Europeans norms and in agreement with published results in the current literature about the welfare issues, which have been questioned between countries, for poultry, dairy cows, and pigs. Results indicated that the Brazilian legal condition is below international standards, and farm animal handling and transportation are the most concerning points. There is a need to invest in updated legislation and norms related to farm animal welfare in Brazil.
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Date Issue: 2008
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