Flashcards in Role of Animals in Human Welfare Deck (18)
Ways in which animals add value to human welfare
protein, energy, emotional well-being and health
Availability of meat is closely related to a region's
economic status and ag technology
Economic Status + Ag Technology =
Level of Development
How much of the world population farms?
How much of the United States population farms?
Average US farm size
Benefits of animal products vs. plant products
high digestibility than plant proteins, superior amino acid composition/profile
____ of world's population depends on animals for movement of goods (transportation).
Companionship Animals (Household Pets
Recreation and sports) contribute to the
emotional well-being of humans
Human Health is improved from
production of pharmaceuticals
ethical considerations to 200 human diseases
Role of Animals in Developed Countries
Role of Animals in Un- and Under-developed Countries
Direct roles of animals
meat, milk, eggs
Indirect roles of animals
fertilizer, draft and power
Our current supply of food is adequate to meet the population demands IF
the food is evenly distributed
Why is consumption of animal products increasing in developing countries?
The standard of living is increasing
More disposable income to spend
Most abundant energy source on Earth