Vol 6, No 1 (2015)

Open Call Papers

Cover of JAFSCD volume 6, issue 1

On our cover: Two neighbors in Oakland, California, prepare to pluck a chicken they have just slaughtered. After several years of egg production, this hen and her flockmates had slowed down, and their keepers decided to slaughter them and get new chickens. Backyard slaughter is neither explicitly allowed or prohibited by the City of Oakland. See Regulating Backyard Slaughter: Strategies and Gaps in Municipal Livestock Ordinances in this issue. (Cover photo by Stephanie Carnow and used with permission.)