This book could not have been written without extensive assistance and support of many people and organizations. Grateful appreciation is due to many organizations that provided annual reports, brochures, and other literature to show their activities and programs.
Research grants from the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, the Illinois Pork Producers, and the US Department of Agriculture Office of International Cooperation and Development enabled me to travel to conferences and gather data. I attended lectures presented by Andrew Rowan, Bernard Rollin, Tom Regan, Jim Mason, and Ingrid Newkirk that provided enlightening insights into the philosophy and character of these thought leaders in the animal rights and animal welfare movements.
At the University of Illinois, the library staffs in the Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Law, History and Philosophy, Education, Newspaper, and Undergraduate departmental libraries were most helpful. The Institute of Government and Public Affairs assisted in early stages of data collection.
The university approved a six-month sabbatical leave for the author in 1993, which provided time to complete research and writing of an early draft. David L. Chicoine, the former head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and now dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, supported and encouraged my efforts.
Wesley Jamison at Oregon State University, now at the University of Arkansas, conducted research and wrote chapter 5 and made suggestions on other chapters. William Lunch in the Department of Political Science at Oregon State University also participated in parts of this research.
Personal interviews and conversations with John Hoyt, Kathleen Marquardt, John Boyce, Adele Douglass, Hugh Johnson, Steve Kopperud, Stephen Zawistowski, Bradley Miller, Jenny Woods, Peter Wood, and Gene Bauston provided special insights into their organization's perspectives. Frank Leguen de Lacroix and Andrew John Wilson at the Commission of the European Communities provided special insights into the animal welfare work at the Commission for the European Communities. Two unnamed