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Poultry Welfare

The latest poultry welfare articles, commentary and research for poultry producers on ethically raising (birds are treated with respect and properly cared for during their lives) broilers, laying hens and turkeys from the editors of Poultry USA, Egg Industry and Poultry International magazines.

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8 quotes from the Animal Rights National Conference

Animal rights extremists speak strongly about their opposition to animal agriculture and the methods they deem appropriate to stop the industry
Extremists in attendance at the Animal Rights National Conference made their viewpoints clear that they want to bring an end to animal agriculture, and that there are few avenues they won’t take in order to achieve that goal.
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Perdue Farms updates commitments to animal care

2018 Commitments to Animal Care report reveals identifying higher-welfare breeds, addition of windows to chicken houses and controlled atmosphere stunning
Perdue Farms has released its 2018 Commitments to Animal Care report, which reveals the company’s latest efforts to enhance animal welfare.
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National Chicken Council animal care guidelines certified

NCC broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by PAACO
After a several month review process, the National Chicken Council’s (NCC) broiler and broiler breeder  welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), a leading authority on animal welfare auditing who provides high quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits.
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Antioxidant protection for broilers under heat stress

Heat stress causes a multi-system failure due to work overload, leading to excessive production of free radicals that can cause irreparable oxidative stress.
Heat stress is what concerns nutritionists the most every summer, not only because birds grow slower and less efficiently, but also because their welfare and health can be severely impaired, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. 
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Semi hauling Foster Farms chickens involved in wreck

While chickens are being picked up from wreckage, Direct Action Everywhere member arrested after allegedly taking live bird and refusing to return it
A semi hauling a load of live chickens for Foster Farms was involved in an accident on June 26 in Clark County, Washington.
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Promising research to reduce ammonia in poultry houses

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers evaluated filtration systems with the goal of reducing ammonia in poultry houses.
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