Understanding Animal Welfare

Understanding Animal Welfare
Author: Edward N. Eadie
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 3642305776
ISBN 13: 9783642305771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Animal Welfare Book Review:

This book examines the contents, influence, and potential of a personal selection of modern books published over the last fifty years that have been relevant to improving welfare. The works selected comprise three earlier classics that mainly deal with animal experimentation and intensive farming, as well as five that concentrate on specific subject areas, namely history, science, applied ethics, politics and law, that are important to protecting the welfare of animals against suffering inflicted by humans. The books are arranged in the order of their publication date, and for each one a few related works are also mentioned or discussed. This collection provides a broad understanding of animal protection issues, and provides the necessary basis for an informed and comprehensive approach to improving the welfare of animals. The books selected have been influential and they have the potential to improve animal welfare in the future.

A Dangerous Life

A Dangerous Life
Author: Sheila Hamanaka
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780938414810
ISBN 13: 093841481X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dangerous Life Book Review:

Amelia and her mother go on a safari in Kenya where they learn about elephants and how the ivory trade has endangered them.

Animals and Ethics 101

Animals and Ethics 101
Author: Nathan Nobis
Publsiher: Open Philosophy Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0692471286
ISBN 13: 9780692471289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals and Ethics 101 Book Review:

Animals and Ethics 101 helps readers identify and evaluate the arguments for and against various uses of animals, such: - Is it morally wrong to experiment on animals? Why or why not? - Is it morally permissible to eat meat? Why or why not? - Are we morally obligated to provide pets with veterinary care (and, if so, how much?)? Why or why not? And other challenging issues and questions. Developed as a companion volume to an online "Animals & Ethics" course, it is ideal for classroom use, discussion groups or self study. The book presupposes no conclusions on these controversial moral questions about the treatment of animals, and argues for none either. Its goal is to help the reader better engage the issues and arguments on all sides with greater clarity, understanding and argumentative rigor. Includes a bonus chapter, "Abortion and Animal Rights: Does Either Topic Lead to the Other?"

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare
Author: Sir Colin Spedding
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1135967385
ISBN 13: 9781135967383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Welfare Book Review:

Awareness of the use of animals in human society in fields such as farming, biotechnology and sport is dogged by the lack of a clear and objective exposition of the issues involved and a sense of possible conflict between human and animal welfare. This text addresses these dilemmas - what is the actual scale of the animal welfare problem; where does responsibility begin; what positive steps are actually being taken to alleviate animal suffering; and can a rational and compelling argument be given for the importance of animal welfare. It therefore aims to offer a comprehensive guide to the uninformed as well as those who have knowledge of the issues but lack conviction.

Companion Animal Care and Welfare

Companion Animal Care and Welfare
Author: James Yeates
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-02-04
ISBN 10: 1118688791
ISBN 13: 9781118688793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion Animal Care and Welfare Book Review:

Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook presents a comprehensive, accessible and practical reference for all parties seeking information about the proper care of companion animals. Identifies the needs of companion animals, explains how we know these needs, and gives scientifically-backed advice on how to meet these needs Promotes the most humane treatment and best possible care of our companion animals Addresses controversial issues such as selective breeding, companion animal showing, the keeping of exotic species, and the international pet trade Covers the husbandry and care of all major companion animal species, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians

Education for Animal Welfare

Education for Animal Welfare
Author: Edward N. Eadie
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 3642168140
ISBN 13: 9783642168147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education for Animal Welfare Book Review:

This book deals with the role of education in improving animal welfare and reducing animal suffering inflicted by humans. It embraces situations in which humans have direct control over animals or interfere directly with them, but it considers also indirect animal suffering resulting from human activities. Education is regarded in the broad sense of creating awareness and facilitating change. First, consideration is given to a number of specific themes in which education can make an important contribution towards reducing animal suffering, and subsequently an examination is made of a number of interrelated contexts in which education can address the various themes. The considered educational themes are: · animal suffering and sentience that have both scientific and moral aspects · human discrimination against animals known as speciesism and the need for attitudinal change by humans · role and existing limitations of legislation in providing protection to animals · matter of enforcement of animal protection legislation · achievement of reform to improve animal protection by legislative and other means · training of professionals, carers, and users involved with animals to provide better protection · the scope for science to contribute to improved animal protection · animal protection as a regional and international issue

Animal Welfare in China

Animal Welfare in China
Author: Peter J. Li
Publsiher: Sydney University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 1743324715
ISBN 13: 9781743324714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Welfare in China Book Review:

The plight of animals in China has attracted intense interest in recent times. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, speculation about the origins of the virus have sparked global curiosity Speculation about the origins of COVID-19 has sparked curiosity about how animals are treated, traded and consumed in China today. In Animal Welfare in China, Peter Li explores the key animal welfare challenges facing China now, including animal agriculture, bear farming, and the trade and consumption of exotic wildlife, dog meat, and other controversial products. He considers how Chinese policymakers have approached these issues and speaks with activists from China’s growing animal rights movement. Li also offers an overview of the history of animal welfare in China, from ancient times through the enormous changes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Some practices that are today described as “traditional,” he argues, are in fact quite recent developments, reflecting the contemporary pursuit of economic growth rather than long-standing cultural traditions. Based on years of fieldwork and analysis, Animal Welfare in China makes a compelling case for a more nuanced and evidence-based approach to these complex issues.

The Business of Farm Animal Welfare

The Business of Farm Animal Welfare
Author: Nicky Amos,Rory Sullivan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 1351270028
ISBN 13: 9781351270021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Farm Animal Welfare Book Review:

Globally, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed annually for meat, milk and eggs. Two-thirds of these are farmed intensively. The views held by food companies on animal stewardship, and the management practices and processes that they adopt are, therefore, of critical importance in determining the welfare of these animals. Yet, despite the scale of the food industry’s impact, farm animal welfare remains a relatively immature management issue. There is a lack of consensus around the specific responsibilities companies have for farm animal welfare, and around how companies should treat the animals in their or in their suppliers’ care. This book, The Business of Farm Animal Welfare, provides an extensive, authoritative analysis of current corporate practice on farm animal welfare. It critically reviews and assesses the ethical and business case for action. Through a series of practitioner case-studies, it describes how companies have addressed farm animal welfare in their operations and supply chains. It analyses the key barriers to companies adopting higher standards of farm animal welfare, and offers a series of practical recommendations to companies, consumers and policy makers on the role that they might play in raising farm animal welfare standards across the food industry. As the first comprehensive account of business and farm animal welfare, this book is an essential resource for researchers, practitioners and general readers looking to understand and influence corporate practice on farm animal welfare.

Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice

Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice
Author: James Yeates
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-12-27
ISBN 10: 1118463706
ISBN 13: 9781118463703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice Book Review:

A practical guide to help veterinarians improve the welfare oftheir patients in their everyday work. A concise and accessibleintroduction to welfare that is both interesting and valuable inpractice. The book describes ways to evaluate patients, developin-practice quality of life assessments, resolve difficult clinicaldilemmas, and turn good decisions into real welfare outcomes. Itreviews available scientific information, legal issues and ethicaldilemmas, and relates these to everyday case studies throughout. Itprovides ways for all veterinary professionals to develop theiranimal welfare understanding, without assuming prior knowledge,while advancing the wisdom and abilities of experiencedpractitioners. Key features: Presents practical and realistic methods for working withowners to improve patients' welfare within the constraints ofeveryday practice. Provides useful advice for work within many legaljurisdictions. Includes summaries of research, vital references, and furtherreading sources. Key points are recapped at the end of each chapter. Suitable for all those working in the veterinary and relatedprofessions, including veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animalwelfare scientists, animal behaviourists, paraprofessionals and laystaff. Published as a part of the prestigious Wiley-Blackwell –UFAW Animal Welfare series. UFAW, founded 1926, is aninternationally recognised, independent, scientific and educationalanimal welfare charity. For full details of all titles available inthe UFAW series, please visit ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a.

Animals Welfare and the Law

Animals  Welfare and the Law
Author: Ian A. Robertson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN 10: 1136281924
ISBN 13: 9781136281921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals Welfare and the Law Book Review:

In this objective, practical and authoritative introductory text the author reveals how the fundamental principles of the human-animal relationship drive the development of animal law. The book explains the criteria by which the lawful use of animals is determined, and how these criteria impact evolving standards of animal protection and define the responsibilities of people in their interactions with animals. The author identifies 29 key principles which constitute the core knowledge necessary for people involved in debating, assessing, and guiding the evolution of society’s national and international rulebook of animal welfare law. The book also considers animal welfare and law in the context of a global market through discussion of common issues such as climate change, biosecurity, food safety and food supply. Based on successful law courses run by the author and his own expertise as an animal law lecturer, prosecutor and specialist legal adviser, the book combines insights from science, ethics and law to provide an essential understanding of what informs society and the law with regards to animals and their welfare.

Zoos and Animal Welfare

Zoos and Animal Welfare
Author: Christine Van Tuyl
Publsiher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000066166054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoos and Animal Welfare Book Review:

A trip to the zoo, when very young, is an important part of curriculum in America, but as we mature, we learn that zoos represent captivity, and often produce undesired, unhealthy results on the inhabitants. This volume asks students to think critically about Earth's animals, and how we treat them. Essays discuss zoos and the treatment of animals in captivity, covering the role of zoos in education and ensuring the survival of certain species, the problem of surplus animals, and how elephants react to captivity.

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare
Author: Marc Bekoff,Carron A. Meaney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1135930023
ISBN 13: 9781135930028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Book Review:

Human beings' responsibility to and for their fellow animals has become an increasingly controversial subject. This book provides a provocative overview of the many different perspectives on the issues of animal rights and animal welfare in an easy-to-use encyclopedic format. Original contributions, from over 125 well-known philosophers, biologists, and psychologists in this field, create a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary work. Users will be able to examine critically the varied angles and arguments and gain a better understanding of the history and development of animal rights and animal protectionist movements around the world. Outstanding Reference Source Best Reference Source

Dilemmas in Animal Welfare

Dilemmas in Animal Welfare
Author: Michael C Appleby,Daniel M Weary,Peter Sandøe
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 1780642164
ISBN 13: 9781780642161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dilemmas in Animal Welfare Book Review:

There are endless on-going debates in animal welfare. This book seeks to distil some of the major themes of current debate into one volume edited by internationally known names in the field of animal welfare. Each chapter, written by a leading expert will discuss in an open-handed way a provocative topic, which will be of interest to anyone concerned with animal welfare. Issues covered include tail docking, pet obesity, isolation vs. group aggression, neutering feral cats and the need to conserve wildlife habitats in the face of wild animal overpopulation

The Science of Animal Welfare

The Science of Animal Welfare
Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN 10: 0198848986
ISBN 13: 9780198848981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Animal Welfare Book Review:

What is animal welfare? Why has it proved so difficult to find a definition that everyone can agree on? This concise and accessible guide is for anyone who is interested in animals and who has wondered how we can assess their welfare scientifically. It defines animal welfare as 'health and animals having what they want', a definition that can be easily understood by scientists and non-scientists alike, expresses in simple words what underlies many existing definitions, and shows what evidence we need to collect to improve animal welfare in practice. Above all, it puts the animal's own point of view at the heart of an assessment of its welfare. But, can we really understand what animals want? A consistent theme running through the book is that not only is it possible to establish what animals want, but that this information is vital in helping us to make sense of the long and often confusing list of welfare measures that are now in use such as 'stress' and 'feel good hormones', expressive sounds and gestures, natural behaviour, cognitive bias, and stereotypies. Defining welfare as 'health and what animals want' allows us to distinguish between measures that are simply what an animal does when it is alert, aroused, or active and those measures that genuinely allow us to distinguish between situations the animals themselves see as positive or negative. Sentience (conscious feelings of pleasure, pain, and suffering) is for many people the essence of what is meant by welfare, but studying consciousness is notoriously difficult, particularly in non-human species. These difficulties are discussed in the context of our current - and as yet incomplete - knowledge of human and animal consciousness. Finally, the book highlights some key ideas in the relationship between animal welfare science and animal ethics and shows how closely the well-being of humans is linked to that of other animals. The Science of Animal Welfare is an ideal companion for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in animal behaviour and welfare, as well as for professional researchers, practitioners and animal welfare consultants. At the same time, it is easily understandable to non-scientists and anyone without prior knowledge but with an interest in animals and the rapidly evolving science of animal welfare.

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue
Author: Patrick George
Publsiher: Patrickgeorge
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2015-02
ISBN 10: 9781908473127
ISBN 13: 1908473126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Rescue Book Review:

Bold, friendly, and appealing illustrations with interactive transparent pages make this book ideal for young animal enthusiasts This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals! It's fun, it's simple, and it's a gentle introduction to the importance of animal welfare. This is a book without words which enables the reader to choose the appropriate level of input for the child. Which animals would you rescue? Great for enriching vocabulary, encourage awareness, and learning about our environment, this is the perfect gift book, and a fun learning tool. A percentage of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Born Free Foundation.

What Should We Do About Animal Welfare

What Should We Do About Animal Welfare
Author: Michael C. Appleby
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1999-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780632050666
ISBN 13: 0632050667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Should We Do About Animal Welfare Book Review:

Animal welfare is an issue that concerns us all. Recent advances in scientific understanding of welfare and proposals for ways of keeping animals have not fully reached the public domain. This book takes an informative approach aimed at raising the level of public debate and emphasising even though decisions are complex and compromise may sometimes be necessary, action can and should be taken now to improve animal welfare. Michael Appleby has been awarded the Universities Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW) Hulme Fellowship to write this book.

Animal Welfare Limping Towards Eden

Animal Welfare  Limping Towards Eden
Author: John Webster
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405171456
ISBN 13: 9781405171458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Welfare Limping Towards Eden Book Review:

There has been a recent explosion of active concern in matters ofanimal welfare. The science behind animal welfare has progressedsignificantly, new codes of practice and legislation have come intoto being, and innovative methods to assess welfare schemes for foodproduction have emerged. Part of a major animal welfare series, Animal Welfare: LimpingTowards Eden is John Webster’s new and groundbreaking work onanimal welfare. Building on his first book, the highly acclaimedAnimal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden, it not only criticallyreviews areas of development, but looks to how animal welfare canbe improved in the future. Special consideration is given to: Defining animal welfare (‘fit and happy’) andestablishing a systematic approach for its evaluation (the‘five freedoms’); Providing a sound ethical framework that affords properrespect to animals within the broader context of our duties ascitizens to the welfare of society; Developing comprehensive, robust protocols for assessinganimal welfare and the provisions that constitute goodhusbandry; Introducing an education policy that will increase humanawareness of animal welfare problems and promote action to reducesuffering. This book is part of theUFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This majorseries of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (TheUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwellprovides an authoritative source of information on worldwidedevelopments, current thinking and best practice in the field ofanimal welfare science and technology. For details of all of thetitles in the series see ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a.

Pigs Welfare in Practice

Pigs Welfare in Practice
Author: Irene Camerlink
Publsiher: 5m Books Ltd
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 1789181208
ISBN 13: 9781789181203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs Welfare in Practice Book Review:

A concise practical handbook on high welfare standards in pig farming for people who work directly with animals. The aim is to improve animal health and farm profitability through introducing good husbandry practices and finding low cost solutions to improve welfare for the animals. Aimed at farmers, stockmen, food industry personnel, and agricultural students, the book explains why welfare is important for the animal and the farm, what good welfare looks like, how to measure welfare in practice using assessment tools, and practical advice for improving welfare for pigs.

Animal Welfare 2nd Edition

Animal Welfare  2nd Edition
Author: Appleby, M.C.,Mench, J.A.,Olsson, I.A.S.,Hughes, B.O.
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781780640808
ISBN 13: 1780640803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tourism and Animal Welfare

Tourism and Animal Welfare
Author: Neil Carr,Donald M Broom
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2018-05-25
ISBN 10: 1786391856
ISBN 13: 9781786391858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and Animal Welfare Book Review:

Animals are among the most sought after tourist attractions and the impact on them is a matter of concern to an increasing number of people. Tourism and Animal Welfare uniquely addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. It explores important foundations such as the meaning of 'animal welfare' and its relation to ethics, animal rights and human obligations to animals. It also explores the nature and diversity of the position and role of animals within tourism. From students and academics to vets and those working within the tourism industry, this book will provide an engaging and thought-provoking read. It will also appeal to those with an interest in animal welfare, particularly in relation to the tourism industry. 'Tales from the front line' is the section of the book that provides the reader with the views and experiences of animal welfare organisations, individual leaders, tourism industry organisations and operators, and academic experts. These case studies and opinion pieces will encourage the reader to consider their own position regarding animals in tourism and their welfare.