“Do The Right Thing”
California FFA Livestock Exhibition Code of Ethics
As a member of the California FFA, I hold these truths to be obvious and self evident in the management and exhibition of my supervised agriculture experience project.
1. This is my project. I deserve and claim all recognition for it. I accept all responsibility for its success or failure.
2. I am a member of the Animal Agriculture Industry. I will conduct and manage my project according to the best ethical practices as prescribed by the animal agriculture industry. I know I am an FFA member, and on a broader scope, I am a producer and steward of the animal agriculture industry.
3. The FFA is my organization. I accept and will follow the stated rules of the fair that I exhibit at, of the FFA organization, and of my school. I understand the intent and the spirit of the rules and pledge that I will commit myself to following them.
4. I believe cheating in my livestock project is wrong and I will support this belief by the following statements:
a. It is wrong because any cheating is wrong – any social consensus ethic would have a strong prohibition against cheating in any area.
b. It is wrong because cheating violates the very nature and purpose of livestock showing relative to agriculture.
c. It is wrong because cheating in this area radically conflicts with emerging social consensus regarding ethical principals for the treatment of animals used by humans.
d. It is also imprudent, i.e. it is likely to lead to some extremely negative consequences for agriculture and for shows.
5. Good animal husbandry, sportsmanship, leadership, and honesty, will be the greatest measure of my SAE.