The welfare of animals: The silent majority

Phillips, Clive J. C. The welfare of animals: The silent majority. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.

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Author Phillips, Clive J. C.
Title The welfare of animals: The silent majority
Place of Publication Dordrecht
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Series Animal Welfare
ISBN 9786611871277
Language eng
Total number of pages 220
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The welfare of animals is a subject that challenges every one of us. We use animals for food, companionship, sport and clothing and even the welfare of wild animals is affected by human activities. We are increasingly questioning whether this is necessary, desirable and humane. This book provides a framework to make those difficult decisions. Aspects of welfare that are important to animals are considered, as well as their rights to different welfare standards.Provision for animal welfare depends as much on culture, gender and other societal influences as any scientific advances in management systems. The influence of intensification of animal use, especially in food production, on welfare is considerable and the international scale of welfare issues with different types of animals is discussed. The author describes his experiences investigating animal welfare in a vast range of different situations, from the Bedouins slaughtering sheep in the desert to livestock being transported overseas from Australia to the Middle East. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the welfare of animals, but especially veterinarians, animal owners and animal scientists.
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