Nötköttsproduktion: -En jämförelse av djurskyddslagstiftning, är svensklagstiftning mer optimal för djurvälfärden?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sweden’s animal legislation was adopted in 1988 and is one of the most rigorous legislations in the world. Despite this, Sweden import beef from countries where animal legislation is not in accordance to the Swedish legislation. The meat consumption in Sweden has, just like the importation of beef, increased while Sweden’s own beef production has decreased. The countries Sweden import most beef from are Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands, and Brazil outside of the EU. The purpose of this study has been to compare the legal regulation according to the animal husbandry, transportation and slaughter in the EU and in the respective countries. The comparison has been based on the Welfare Quality®’s assessment protocol, which is based on four main principles: good feeding, good housing, good health and good appropriate behavior. The result indicates that the Swedish legislation is most optimal from an animal welfare point of view. Germany, as well as Sweden keeps a good standard of their national animal legislation. The main differences between Sweden and Germany’s legislation are the regulation about good feeding and anesthesia during surgical procedures and slaughter.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 68 p.
Welfare Quality®, slakt, köttkvalitet, hälsa, stress
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25785DiVA: diva2:730539