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Performance standards: How big is your guinea pig's house?

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161960
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0005
 Performance standards: How big is your guinea pig's house?

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This chapter examines debates about cage-size regulations, both for how they illustrate the standards issue and because they have caused such a prominent controversy over several decades of animal care policy. Topics discussed include performance standards in animal welfare policy, defining standards in animal housing, and alternative performance standards.

Keywords: cage-size; animal welfare policy; animal housing; performance standards

Chapter.  9376 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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