Organic production is based on principles that support healthy practices. By their very nature organically certified products ensure humane treatment of animals, making a mistreated, organically-raised animal the epitome of an oxymoron. The organic standards for Canadian farmers provide the working framework. This page is intended to give you information and access to more information that will help you take care of your animals, for their sake; for the sake of those who eventually eat them or what they produce; and so that you can proudly bring your care and work to the market with the Organic label.
The Animal Welfare Task Force of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada includes a fairly complete library of topics ranging from housing and pest management to pain management and slaughter: good advice and assistance to help you provide the best care within the farming context.
Electric Prod and Organic Beef Production
Throughout the history of agriculture and in all facets of animal
production, the welfare of farm animals has been impacted by a variety
of economic, political, and social forces. Organic animal production
is impacted by the same forces, but responds to them from within
its own philosophical frame of reference. Concentration and centralization
of the processing industry and increased societal awareness and
concern about animal welfare issues have raised concerns about animal
welfare during transportation and slaughter. In both organic and
conventional agriculture, the accelerating rate of change affects
all aspects of production and processing. Read more [.doc format 101k]