“Welfarist” Approach Works
Welfarists and Abolitionist supporters have long argued as to which
approach is more effective in encouraging people to reduce their meat
consumption, and ideally transition to a plant-based diet. The answer
might have just arrived: two agricultural economists from prominent
American universities have published the results of the first known
study of the effects of “welfarist” reforms on consumer demand for meat.
The findings are clear and unequivocal: “As a whole, media attention to
animal welfare has significant, negative effects on U.S. meat demand.”
It causes the public to buy and eat less meat.
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Norm Phelps: Science Weighs In at Last: Campaigns
for "Welfarist" Reforms Cause People to Buy Significantly Less Meat
While God's animal advocates seek ultimately to stop the exploitation
of animals, welfarist campaigns seem to have more effect as far as meat
consumption goes. Although reduction of meat products is not ideal, it
definitely reduces significantly the suffering of God's farmed animals.
As advocates for all of God's Creation, we should encourage and support
any improvement in the lives of farmed animals.
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