Bearing the costs of animal welfare in relation to food production in Germany 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey in Germany about who should bear the costs of ensuring the welfare of livestock in German food production. The survey was conducted in December 2017. 72 percent of respondents said that consumers should be the primary bearers of this cost (additional costs) to ensure animal welfare and the appropriate treatment of livestock.

Who should primarily bear the costs of animal welfare?

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Release date

January 2018



Survey time period

December 18-20, 2017

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The participants were asked the following question: "In your opinion, who should primarily bear the costs of animal welfare?" (Original question in German: „Wer sollte Ihrer Meinung nach in erster Linie die Kosten für eine tiergerechte Haltung tragen?“)

Multiple answers were possible.

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