Farm animal welfare as a key element of sustainable food production

Animal welfare and sustainable food production


  • Muhammad Adil Sardar University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Sub-campus Jhang, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Irtaza Ali Khan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Sub-campus Jhang, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Salman University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Sub-campus Jhang, Pakistan
  • Imran Ullah University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Sub-campus Jhang, Pakistan


Farm animal welfare, Sustainable food production, Environmental sustainability, Ethical consumption, Consumer demand, Pasture-based farming


This comprehensive review article explores the critical relationship between farm animal welfare and sustainable food production, addressing the growing awareness of the ethical, environmental, and economic implications of animal treatment in agriculture. Prioritizing farm animal welfare is not only a moral imperative but also a key element in achieving a truly sustainable and resilient food system. The study examines the challenges and opportunities associated with enhancing animal welfare practices and their profound impact on sustainability. It analyzes potential benefits and barriers for farmers, consumers, and society at large in adopting more ethical and humane food production practices. By addressing these issues, the article aims to foster a more sustainable food production system that promotes animal welfare, environmental conservation, and social responsibility. Emphasizing the importance of ethical treatment, the review discusses improved animal health and productivity, the environmental impact, consumer perspectives, and successful case studies that highlight the transformative potential of embracing farm animal welfare in shaping a compassionate, resilient, and sustainable food industry.


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How to Cite

Sardar, M. A., Khan, M. I. A., Salman, M., & Ullah, I. (2023). Farm animal welfare as a key element of sustainable food production: Animal welfare and sustainable food production. Letters In Animal Biology, 3(2), 01–08. Retrieved from



Review Articles
Recieved 2023-08-09
Accepted 2023-08-31
Published 2023-09-04

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