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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Selecting The Best Norms For Broiler Rearing Welfare Legislation
Author: Silva R.T.B.R.
Naas I.A.
Neves D.P.
Abstract: Protecting farm animals from adverse conditions during their lives is nowadays a goal of most societies. Meat producing countries are seeking the development of norms and directives to assist standardizing broiler farm conditions, which facilitate auditing. Such norms and directives are often laid down in manuals of good practices. This research aimed to compare the welfare aspects of demands in poultry rearing manuals of good practices adopted internationally (GlobalGap/Europe and RSPCA/Europe), in the USA (EHS-USA and NCC-USA) and in Brazil (MBPB). The comparison used the Likert type scale with scores varying from 1-5 (very bad, it does not present all necessary items related to welfare rules, and very good, it presents all necessary items related to welfare rules). Multicriterial analysis (Analytic Hierarchic Process - AHP) was used for selecting the best manual which represents the best set of rules. Results indicated that a manual from GlobalGap defines the best of standards for broiler husbandry. Using the AHP analysis the best norm was found. The criteria used in the analysis the GlobalGap had the highest ranking (21.7) followed by the RSPCA/Europe (21.4%), the NCC/USA (19.5%), the MBPB/Brazil, 18.9%, and the EHS/USA (18.4%). The manual which presented the most appropriate items was the GlobalGap. Within this manual the criteria "safety" and "easy assessment" presented the highest weight (15.4% and 14.6, respectively).
Editor: Czech Centre for Science and Society
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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