This video takes a look at the impacts of farm animal welfare reforms using measurable data points.
It’s a powerpoint presentation narrated by Nick Cooney from Farm Sanctuary. This was presented at the Animal Rights 2012 national conference in DC.
If you’ve ever wondered if animal welfare reform is good or bad for the animal rights movement, this video helps settle the debate.
There are six main points:
1: Welfare reforms reduce suffering and provide immediate benefits for animals.
2: The animal agriculture industry spends millions of dollars to oppose welfare reforms, because reforms are bad for the industry.
3: Welfare reforms are followed by a reduction in consumption of the affected animal products. Example, reforms of the pork industry result in reduced pork consumption.
4: Media coverage of animal welfare issues causes people to eat fewer animals.
5: Welfare reforms coincide with decreased meat consumption.
6: People who make a small change (like eating vegetarian one day a week) become more likely to make a large change (like going vegan).
The references for the data in the video are here: http://ccc.farmsanctuary.org/welfare-reform-and-vegan-advocacy-the-facts/