Animal welfare affects virtually all aspects of beef production, from the cow-calf operation until the consumer's plate. Beef producers focus on animal care to provide the safest beef product to consumers.
Should animals be well-treated and given food, water and shelter? Yes. That’s animal welfare. Should animals be equal to people and have the right to sue their guardians? That’s animal rights. Do consumers know the difference?
A cattle feeder shares a behind-the-scenes look of his interview with a New York Times reporter and why he risked being misrepresented in order to give accurate information about responsible antibiotic use in animal agriculture.