Animal Welfare

FMI believes animal welfare issues, including animal husbandry practices and humane processing, are issues of importance to all of its members. Therefore, FMI's Board of Directors has adopted an industry policy and program components to be shared with our customers and our suppliers in the producer community.

FMI Animal Welfare Archive

Priority Issues

Humane Treatment of Animals

August 2012 video tour by American Meat Institute on humane animal handling in beef packing plants:

Sow Gestation Stalls

In June 2012, FMI conducted a webinar with panelists to discuss the animal science and behavior in addition to the consumer and economic outlooks of sow gestation stalls. Below are the panelists' presentations:

In addition, the panelists provided these follow-up materials:



National Pork Board