Chicken Farming in the 21st Century

Date: April 4, 2013
Location: MSU Law, Castle Board Room

The Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law presents:

Chicken Farming in the 21st Century: A Look at the Legal, Ethical, & Environmental Concerns Associated with Poultry Confinement

Thursday, April 4, 2013
4 to 8 p.m.
MSU Law, Castle Board Room

This symposium will analyze the current environmental issues and welfare concerns that arise out of poultry confinement. The event will address the legal, ethical, and environmental issues that arise out of both egg-laying hen operations and broiler chickens raised for meat. It seeks to foster further discussion on how to improve the quality of life of chickens while still meeting the growing population’s food demands. Discussion topics will include animal welfare, the ethics of poultry confinement, avian disease, waste management, water pollution, nutrient management, human health, and the impact of state and federal laws on poultry operations.

Presenters include:
Karen Chou, Toxicology Group, MSU Department of Animal Science
Bradley N. Deacon, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Mick Fulton, MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health
Lynn Henning, Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club
Janice Siegford, Animal Behavior & Welfare Group, MSU Department of Animal Science
Paul B. Thompson, MSU College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Contact Erin Furman, Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law managing editor, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

To register, visit <http://www.law.msu.edu/chicken>.