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Nonhuman animals in agriculture

An uncountable number of nonhuman animals are bred, kept, transported and slaughtered worldwide. The non-human animals develop diseases and behavioral problems during production due to the conditions in which they have to live. Little or no consideration is given to their interests.

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Mutilations are a part of farm animal husbandry. The procedures trim non-human animals to make them fit the husbandry conditions. The procedures are highly problematic. According to the German Animal Welfare Act, many mutilations are allowed, even without anesthesia. Read more here.



Turkeys have a large repertoire of species-typical behaviors and needs. These are severely restricted or prevented in the husbandry systems. Read more about the life of turkeys in food production in this section.