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Dilemmas in Animal Welfare

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There are many ongoing debates within and about the subject of animal welfare. This book distils 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.
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Table of Contents

I: Preface 1: Introduction: values, dilemmas and solutions II: Dilemmas within animal welfare 2: Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or ours? 3: Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs 4: Welfare and quantity of life III: Animal welfare and social priorities 5: Improving farm animal welfare: is evolution or revolution needed in production systems? 6: Whom should we eat? Why veal can be better for welfare than chicken 7: Public health and animal welfare IV: Animal welfare and conservation 8: Balancing the need for conservation and the welfare of individual animals 9: Value conflicts in feral cat management: trap-neuter-return or trap-euthanize? V: Conceptual dilemmas 10: Alone or together: a risk assessment approach to group housing 11: What is suffering in animals?

About the Author

Michael C Appleby is Chief Scientific Adviser, Humane and Sustainable Agriculture, World Society for the Protection of Animals Peter SandA e is Professor in Bioethics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Daniel M Weary is Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare, the University of British Columbia, Canada


"The strength of this book is the comprehensive use of scientific literature to encourage the reader to develop a global perspective on animal sentience and question our treatment of animals. Each chapter is followed by a summary of the chapter and'Questions for Discussion'. These discussion questions would be ideal for students of animal welfare and ethics." - Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 92, No 12, December 2014

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