JANUARY 10, 2019

| by Beth Clark, Luca A. Panzone, Gavin B. Stewart, Ilias Kyriazakis, Jarkko K. Niemi, Terhi Latvala, Richard Tranter, Philip Jones, Lynn J. Frewer

Consumer attitudes towards production diseases in intensive production systems

Many members of the public and important stakeholders operating at the upper end of the food chain, may be unfamiliar with how food is produced, including within modern animal production systems. The intensification of production is becoming increasingly common in modern farming. However, intensive systems are particularly susceptible to production diseases, with potentially negative consequences for farm animal welfare (FAW). Previous research has demonstrated that the public are concerned about FAW, yet there has been little research into attitudes towards production diseases, and their approval of interventions to reduce these. This research explores the public’s attitudes towards, and preferences for, ...