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dc.contributor.authorGrandin, Temple
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T20:42:47Z
dc.date.available2018-08-08T20:42:47Z
dc.date.issued2004-10
dc.descriptionOriginally published June 1, 1999; updated October 2004.
dc.descriptionObservations made on several hundred farms, ranches, feedlots, and slaughter plants indicate that the single most important factor which affects animal welfare is the attitude of management. Places that have good animal welfare have a manager who cares about welfare. Places where animal welfare is poor often have a manager who does not care. A good manager enforces standards to maintain good welfare. Employees are well trained and people who abuse animals are punished. Dr. Temple Grandin has observed that the most effective manager is involved enough in day to day operations to care but he or she is not so involved that they become numb and desensitized to animal suffering. People who handle hundreds of animals each day can become desensitized. They need a strong manager to serve as their conscience.
dc.description.abstractThis report summarizes improvements in handling and stunning of beef cattle. It.compares data collected in 1996 for the USDA by Grandin Livestock Handling Systems to data collected during 1999. The data collected during 1999 was obtained during animal welfare audits conducted by Temple Grandin and the McDonald's HACCP team and data from other plants visited by Temple Grandin. As stated on the McDonald's webpage, McDonald's Corporation continues to implement animal welfare programs. The summaries in this report compare data on compliance to the guidelines of the American Meat Institute. All plants are in the United States. Today, many other restaurant companies, such as Burger King and Wendy's, are also auditing plants. Supermarkets are also becoming involved in audit programs. Today most of the audits are being done by third party independent auditors. Since 1999, many more large meat buyers are auditing slaughter plants. The data clearly show that the audit program conducted by McDonalds has resulted in a greater percentage of slaughter plants which are now in compliance with the guidelines. The percentage of plants which passed the stunning audit has doubled in 1999 when compared to 1996. The percentage of plants that received an acceptable score for vocalization (moos and bellows stress measurement) has almost doubled. These improvements have been maintained by continuous audits for the last five years. Some of the plants have better animal welfare than they had in 1999.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummanuscripts (documents)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/190212
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofPublications - Grandin (Temple) Collection
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the original author.
dc.subjectanimal rights
dc.subjectanimal welfare
dc.titleGrandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc.
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