Welfare Criterion

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Welfare Criterion

The basis by which one measures the benefits of a change against its drawbacks. For example, one may elect to make a change if everyone gains and no one loses, or if the number or the quality of the gains outpaces the number or quality of the losses. There is no single welfare criterion; the criterion used varies according to the ethics or preferences of the one(s) considering the change.
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This flexibility enables us to use a wide variety of welfare criteria, including those inferred from public opinion, to evaluate policy reforms.
MCDONALD'S is to source all the pork for its UK menu from British farms that meet strict animal welfare criteria, it has announced.
This approach to husbandry satisfies NCC poultry welfare criteria because it represents conventional industry practice, but according to a recent national poll conducted for AWI by Edge Research, 70 percent of consumers said they think chicken labeled 'Humanely Raised' is produced under a standard of animal care that is better than typical chicken production practices.
Attempts by Kaldor, Hicks, and Scitovsky to formulate more flexible welfare criteria were doomed from the outset.
At the core of the latter are the neoclassical economic welfare criteria encapsulated in what he calls the Pareto-Arrow-Bergson Standard of economic efficiency, consumer sovereignty, and redistributive social optimality.
It is those low-income families who fall just outside the social welfare criteria who will be hit the most.
Linden operates a direct farmer supply scheme, allowing the company to source cattle and sheep from farms that fulfill specific farming and animal welfare criteria.
Compassion in World Farming argues it's not a guarantee of good animal welfare and claims the standard meets less than half its 13 animal welfare criteria.
But they meet less than half of the 13 animal welfare criteria laid out by Compassion in World Farming.
6mhouseholds who keep pets,half of which are selectively bred to standards which would fail most welfare criteria.
At the heart of the Code is a mission statement, which outlines the basic KFC objectives to ensure that floriculture products in Kenya are cultivated with adherence to an internationally accepted Code of Practice incorporating the highest standards of environmental awareness and socially acceptable worker welfare criteria.
The report highlights Freedom Food as the only UK scheme with a primary focus on animal welfare and with standards developed from science-based animal welfare criteria, and also commends Freedom Food "for providing a distinct lead in relation to the importance placed on the welfare component of its schemes, while delivering the core requirements of industry based schemes.