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|Title: ||Consumer Preferences for Animal Welfare Attributes: Case of Gestation Crates|
|Authors: ||Tonsor, Glynn T.|
Olynk, Nicole J.
Wolf, Christopher A.
|Authors (Email): ||Tonsor, Glynn T. (email@example.com)|
Olynk, Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wolf, Christopher (email@example.com)
|Keywords: ||animal welfare|
economics of legislation
willingness to pay
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Series/Report no.: ||Selected Paper|
|Abstract: ||Animal welfare concerns are having dramatic impacts on food and livestock markets. Here we examine consumer preferences for pork products with a focus on use of gestation crates. We examine underlying consumer valuations of pork attributes while considering preference heterogeneity as well as voluntary and legislative alternatives in producing gestation crate-free pork. Our results suggest that prohibiting swine producers from using gestation crates fails to improve consumer welfare in the presence of a labeling scheme documenting voluntary disadoption of gestation crates.|
|Notes: ||Paper replaced with revised version 06/13/08|
|Institution/Association: ||American Agricultural Economics Association>2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida|
|Total Pages: ||27|
|Collections:|| 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida |
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