An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Attitudes toward Animal Welfare on Meat Consumption in Ghana

Awal Fuseini, Iddisah Sulemana

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Abstract

Meat is an important source of nutrients for human health and wellbeing. However, because meat intake is reportedly linked to diseases such as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other health problems, more and more people are reducing meat consumption in the developed world. Yet in developing countries, maternal and childhood malnutrition continue to bedevil people due to a lack of or inadequate consumption of meat and other foods rich in protein. In this paper, we undertook an exploratory study of the influence of attitudes toward animal welfare on meat consumption among Ghanaians. After controlling for other covariates of meat consumption, we found that people who express concern about animal welfare are significantly less likely to consume meat in Ghana.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalFood Ethics
Early online date4 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Meat consumption
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Meat quality
  • Animal welfare
  • Slaughter
  • Animal transport

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