January 8, 2011
8:30 am - 10:15 am
Session Type: Section Programs
Session Capacity: N/A
Hotel: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square
Floor: Second Floor Level
Over ten billion animals (excluding fish) are consumed as food each year in the United States. This represents 98 percent of the animals with whom humans interact. The development of antibiotics that allow for intensive factory farming, reduction in the number of small family-owned farms and consolidation of the industry have shifted the paradigm of raising animals for food production. This panel will focus on issues relating to the treatment and impact of farmed animals. Topics to be explored include issues with confined animal feeding operations, including the relationship between confined animal feeding operations and climate change, a comparative perspective regarding the treatment of farmed animals and a discussion of litigation in the area.
Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.