FOOD ANIMAL PRODUCTION & THE ENVIRONMENT
"Sustainable animal agriculture" can be defined as animal agriculture carried out in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of the future. Sustainable animal agriculture should be undertaken in a way that is environmentally, ethically and economically acceptable for consumers, producers and wider society.
The veterinary profession has a key role to play in advancing the roles and status of animals within sustainable animal agriculture and ensuring that the highest standards of health and welfare for production animals are maintained and recognised as a key sustainability objective. (British Veterinary Association 2019)