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Livestock and Animal Welfare

Farm Animal Welfare and Food Safety Fact Sheets
United States Department of Agriculture, Livestock Behavior Research Unit (USDA-LBRU)
This website contains links to the LBRU’s series of fact sheets on important farm animal welfare and food safety topics.  Topic areas covered include castration, heat stress, farrowing, laying hen housing, genetic selection, and organic pork food safety.

States’ Farm Animal Confinement Statutes
Temple Grandin
This website provides information and recommendations for methods of stunning which would be in compliance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.

Humane Methods of Slaughter Act
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This website provides a brief overview of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (Act), a link to the Act, as well as links to the regulations under the Act.  The site also provides information on compliance assistance and links to additional reports and publications on humane slaughter.