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Main Title The Welfare of Animals The Silent Majority / [electronic resource] :
Author Phillips, Clive.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2009
Call Number QH301-705
ISBN 9781402092190
Subjects Life sciences. ; Philosophy of nature. ; Zoology. ; Vertebrates.
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 220 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Definitions and Concepts of Animal Welfare -- Mankind's Relationship to Animals in Nature -- Empathy Towards Animals -- Animal Welfare and Animal Rights -- Welfare Assessment -- Managing Animal Welfare and Rights -- Teaching Animal Welfare -- Animal Welfare Science -- The Scale and Intensity of the World's Animal Industries -- Animals in Research -- Future Developments in Animal Welfare. The quality of life that we provide for animals for food, companionship, sport and clothing will determine their welfare, and even the welfare of wild animals is affected by human activities. This book challenges us to reflect on that silent majority of animals with no voice. We are increasingly questioning whether our use of animals is necessary, desirable and humane, The book provides a framework to make those difficult decisions. Aspects of welfare that are important to animals are considered, as well as their rights to different welfare standards. Provision for animal welfare depends as much on culture, gender and other societal influences as any scientific advances in management systems. The influence of intensification of animal use, especially in food production, on welfare is considerable and the international scale of welfare issues with different types of animals is discussed. The author describes his experiences investigating animal welfare in a vast range of different situations, from the Bedouins slaughtering sheep in the desert to livestock being transported from Australia to the Middle East. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the welfare of animals, but especially veterinarians, animal owners and animal scientists.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Animal Welfare, 8
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2009
Series Title Untraced Animal Welfare, 8
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20140929052020
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03161nam a22004815i 45