What Should We Do About Animal Welfare?

  • ID: 2249613
  • Book
  • 204 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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Preface vi

Dedication viii

Chapter 1 Noah s New Ark: Why should we do anything? 1

Chapter 2 Humans, animals and machines: Understanding animal welfare 19

Chapter 3 One big happy family: Differences between animals 45

Chapter 4 To have and to hold: Keeping and killing animals 65

Chapter 5 Made in our image: Selection and modification of animals 87

Chapter 6 Home is where the heart is: Housing and environments 113

Chapter 7 Give and take: Animal treatment 129

Chapter 8 Buying power: Individual action 149

Chapter 9 Votes and lobbies: Action by society 167

Appendix Some useful addresses 186

Index 188

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Michael C. Appleby
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