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Poultry Welfare
on January 3, 2018

Comparing the welfare of different broiler breeds

Global Animal Partnership funded research at the University of Guelph will attempt to validate welfare measurements for broilers and then compare modern strains with slower-growing breeds.

A significant group of U.S. and Canadian restaurant chains, food service distributors and food processors recently pledged to purchase chicken meat from broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards by some future date. One part of many of these GAP welfare pledges is that the breed of broilers…

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