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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Welfare Of Cats [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Rochlitz, Irene.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QL1-991
ISBN 9781402032271
Subjects Life sciences. ; Veterinary medicine. ; Animal behavior. ; Zoology. ; Animal genetics. ; Animal Physiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3227-1
Collation XXI, 283 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Cat Behaviour: Social Organization, Communication And Development -- The Assessment Of Welfare -- The Human-Cat Relationship -- Behaviour Problems And Welfare -- Cat Overpopulation in the United States -- The Welfare Of Feral Cats -- Housing And Welfare -- Disease And Welfare -- Nutrition And Welfare -- Breeding And Welfare. Animal welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, but particularly from those in developed countries, who now have the knowledge and resources to be able to offer the best management systems for their farm animals, as well as potentially being able to offer plentiful resources for companion, zoo and laboratory animals. The increased attention given to farm animal welfare in the West derives largely from the fact that the relentless pursuit of financial reward and efficiency has led to the development of intensive animal production systems, that challenge the conscience of many consumers in those countries. In developing countries human survival is still a daily uncertainty, so that provision for animal welfare has to be balanced against human welfare. Welfare is usually provided for only if it supports the output of the animal, be it food, work, clothing, sport or companionship. In reality, there are resources for all if they are properly husbanded in both developing and developed countries. The inequitable division of the world's riches creates physical and psychological poverty for humans and animals alike in all sectors of the world. Livestock are the world's biggest land user (FAO, 2002) and the population is increasing rapidly to meet the need of an expanding human population. Populations of farm animals managed by humans are therefore increasing worldwide, and there is the tendency to allocate fewer resources to each animal. Increased attention to welfare issues is just as evident for companion, laboratory, wild and zoo animals.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Animal Welfare, 3
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2007
Series Title Untraced Animal Welfare, 3
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20140801031725
Language eng
Origin SPRINGER
Type EBOOK
OCLC Rec Leader 03497nam a22005175i 45