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A Public Survey on Handling Male Chicks in the Dutch Egg Sector

In 2035 global egg demand will have risen 50% from 1985. Because we are not able to tell in the egg whether it will become a male or female chick, billons of one day-old male chicks will be killed. International research initiatives are underway in this area, and governments encourage the development of an alternative with the goal of eliminating the culling of day-old male...

Moral “Lock-In” in Responsible Innovation: The Ethical and Social Aspects of Killing Day-Old Chicks and Its Alternatives

The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that will help in understanding and evaluating, along social and ethical lines, the issue of killing day-old male chicks and two alternative directions of responsible innovations to solve this issue. The following research questions are addressed: Why is the killing of day-old chicks morally problematic? Are the proposed...

Longevity as an Animal Welfare Issue Applied to the Case of Foot Disorders in Dairy Cattle

, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands 1 F. L. B. Meijboom Faculty of Humanities, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University , Janskerkhof 13a, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands 2 M. R. N. Bruijnis (&) E. N. Stassen