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Author Sousa, Gp ♦ Pereira, Df ♦ Watanabe, K. ♦ Cataneo, Pf
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Content type Text
Publisher Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-03-10
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) SF1-1100 ♦ SF600-1100 ♦ QL1-991
Subject Keyword Agriculture ♦ Egg production ♦ Animal welfare ♦ Comparative Law ♦ Science ♦ Animal culture ♦ Veterinary medicine ♦ Zoology ♦ Legislation
Abstract ABSTRACT Egg production is an important economic activity in Brazil, with about 697 million eggs produced annually. The conventional cage system is commonly used for egg production. However, there has been a growing concern for the welfare of laying hens around the world. In this context, many countries have issued laws, protocols, and other normative technical specifications to ensure the welfare of layers. This study aims at identifying similarities and differences between international standards and Brazilian protocols using the Comparative Law perspective. This article reports an analytical study of selected protocols, performing three analyses using the Comparative Law method. The research concludes that some items of the Brazilian protocols of good egg production practices, such as farm inspection, treatment of diseases, temperature, ventilation, beak trimming, feed and water supply, correspond to international specifications, whereas others, such as housing, freedom movement, use of equipment, and transport, are less strict.
ISSN 1516635X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
e-ISSN 1516635X
Journal Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 581
Ending Page 588


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