Dilemmas in Animal Welfare
There are many ongoing debates within and about the subject of animal welfare. This book distills some of the major themes of current debate into one volume, edited by internationally known names in the field of animal welfare. Each chapter is written by one or more leading experts who discuss, in an even-handed way, a provocative topic that will be of interest to anyone concerned with animal welfare. Issues covered include tail docking, farm animal production, neutering of feral cats and the need to conserve habitats of native wild animals in the face of threats from non-native species. Chapters address the different values and priorities involved in dealing with these issues, including scientific and more explicit ethical approaches. Each chapter ends with questions for discussion that may help readers to engage with these dilemmas.
PART ONE: Preface
SECTION ONE: Introduction: values, dilemmas and solutions
PART TWO: Dilemmas within animal welfare
SECTION TWO: Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or ours?
SECTION THREE: Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs
SECTION FOUR: Welfare and quantity of life
PART THREE: Animal welfare and social priorities
SECTION FIVE: Improving farm animal welfare: is evolution or revolution needed in production systems?
SECTION SIX: Whom should we eat? Why veal can be better for welfare than chicken
SECTION SEVEN: Public health and animal welfare
PART FOUR: Animal welfare and conservation
SECTION EIGHT: Balancing the need for conservation and the welfare of individual animals
SECTION NINE: Value conflicts in feral cat management: trap-neuter-return or trap-euthanize?
PART FIVE: Conceptual dilemmas
SECTION TEN: Alone or together: a risk assessment approach to group housing
SECTION ELEVEN: What is suffering in animals?
Publisher: CABI Publishing
This book weighs: 408g
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