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A survey to investigate awareness of people about animal welfare in Brazil

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2012 IX International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES IX)  ILES12-0191.(doi:10.13031/2013.41615)
Authors:   Raquel Baracat .Tosi Rodrigues da Silva, Irenilza Alencar Nääs
Keywords:   Consumer, legislations, social and economy issues, sustainability

Animal welfare related issues have been intensively discussed in recent years as a consequence of changes in public attitudes and regulatory reform that is taking place in many countries. A combination of public opinion pressure and trade policy has driven requirements for regulation and the World Trade Organization (WTO) delegated the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to develop guidelines that could be used as international standards. An animal production is exported, varying according to the international demands. Many of these claims are based on rules, sociological issues and sustainable principles applied today, which are not standardized, and are still causing concerns, requiring more discuss. This paper aims to contribute to the legal system, by conducting a study in a view of the consumer thinks about animal welfare and the impact it causes in a trade market and could result in better norms, legislations, sociological issues and sustainable in animal welfare problems. It also gave an application of a questionnaire for consumers, researchers and producers. The questionnaires were distributed online for about 50 people. In order to evaluate the scene what the consumer prefer to buy and eat to contribute to an appropriate set of standards of various countries with regard to animal welfare. This research recognized that people who have more studies, best conditions and salaries, are worry about a better world, recycling trash, buying organic foods and with welfare, worry about animal production. This study comproved too that Government should invest in education to get a sustainable country.

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