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Unformatted text preview: behaviors in chickens, it may present more challenges for disease and injury. After reading through both bibliographies and reviewing multiple sources, I believe that the AVMA may have more facts to back up their opinions. Whereas PEW was just considering the chickens welfare from a behavioral point of view, the AVMA viewed the issue from all approaches, veterinary, behavioral, production and psychological. While PEW may still be correct, that battery cages may have a negative affect on a chickens behavioral welfare, I think that they may have been a little biased and not included all of the facts. The AVMA does state that they agree that there are negative effects to battery cages, but they point out that the positives of these cages must also be taken into consideration....
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- Spring '08