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How would I spend 10 billion to improve the Netherlands? I’d burn it.

How would I spend 10 billion € to improve the Netherlands? NRC newspaper asked readers to write a short answer to this question. This is my answer: Seven opinionators already gave their answer (NRC 16 aug, 2017). Each had a … Continue reading

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Comparing the welfare needs of poultry, pigs, fish and humans

Comparing welfare across species Would it be possible to compare animal welfare across species? I wrote a paper on this subject some time ago (Bracke, 2006). In that paper I made a tentative welfare comparison between conventional farming systems for … Continue reading

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Redirected behaviour – What is it and why is it important?

What is redirected behaviour, and why is it important? When the normal route is blocked, behaviour may be redirected towards another goal. Such redirected behaviour can both be a welfare sign and a welfare solution. Redirected behaviour The normal path … Continue reading

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PigChase

* PigChase – playing with pigs. Imaginary, futuristic enrichment for pigs

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