Animal Welfare. A Cool Eye Towards Eden

  • ID: 2248134
  • Book
  • 284 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Man controls and dominates the habitat of most animals, both domestic and wild and there is a need for a pragmatic, workable approach to the problem of reconciling animal welfare with economic forces and the needs of man. It is the author′s contention that much of the current philosophical discussion of animal welfare is misdirected now that it is possible to measure to some extent what animals think and feel and how much they can appreciate their quality of
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Preface;
Part I: Introduction – Man′s Dominion Over the Animals; Introduction; Man′s Dominion;
Part II: Analysis – How Is It For Them?; Animal Mind and Aminal Suffering; Hunger and Thirst; Housing and Habitat; Pain, Sickness and Death; Friends, Foes; Fears and Stress;
Part III: Advocacy – What We Can Do For Them; Farm Animals; Pigs and Poultry; Cattle and Other Ruminants; Horses and Pets; Wild Animals; Animals and Science; Right Thought and Right Action; Further Reading; Index
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John Webster has written an even–handed but hard–hitting critique of modern livestock farming

1995 New Scientist

This is a thought provoking and sensible book which can be highly recommended to all those interested in animal welfare

PH Holmes, Jan 1996 Veterinary Record.

I expect to be reading this book many times over the next 20 years. It will, in my opinion, become a central guidepost in the emerging discipline of animal welfare. John Webster s contribution is formidable and he unquestionably achieves his stated goal.

Ken Johnson, Dec 1995 ANZCCART News (Australian laboratory animal society newsletter)

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