Animal Welfare

NASDA members believe that the humane and compassionate care of all animals is of central importance to maintaining the health, welfare and value of animals that are raised, marketed, transported and processed. NASDA encourages the development of educational programs and activities that communicate factual information on food and fiber production to the public, including specific activities that protect both the public and animals from potential illness.

Continued research is needed to evaluate and develop production systems that provide for the health and well-being of animals while not simultaneously injuring an economic and wholesome food and fiber supply for the nation’s consumers.