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The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced this that it has sent a written appeal to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), criticizing and requesting revision of the trade association’s guidelines for the care and handling of cattle raised for beef in the United States.

“Cattle raised for food in the United States have no federal legal protections against inhumane treatment on the farm or at feedlots,” said Dena Jones, AWI’s farm animal program manager. “Because there are no legal standards, it is essential that NCBA provide animal care guidelines that ensure good animal welfare. We urge NCBA to revise its standards to provide these animals a better quality of life.”