A new bill in Utah banning chicken cages is neither a victory nor a reason to feel better about eating eggs. If anything, it’s a reminder of the scale of the fight ahead,
says Animal Law & Policy Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz.
In the end, giving cows seaweed in feedlots would only net an 8.8 percent total reduction in methane emissions, according to Jan Dutkiewicz, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Fellow.
Read an essay published by Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program in The Harvard Law Review (HLR), which published three commentaries on Animal Law in its online Forum. The HLR Forum is the companion to the print journal, hosting scholarly discussion of HLR print content and timely reactions to recent developments in the law.
Recent headlines suggest that feeding seaweed to cattle could help reduce the methane in their burps. But the claims don’t hold up under scrutiny, say Visiting Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz and former fellow Matt Hayek.