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Ethics Animal Use Veterinary


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Foreword vii Acknowledgements x Introduction xi 1 The Changing Face of Animal Ethics 1 2 What Are Our Duties to Animals? 15 3 What Is a Good Animal Life? 33 4 Role of Veterinarians and Other Animal Science Professionals 49 5 The Use of Animals in Food Production 67 6 Controlling Animals with Infectious Diseases 87 7 The Use of Animals in Experiments 103 8 Companion Animals 119 9 Animal Breeding and Biotechnology 137 10 Management and Use of Wild Animals 153 References 171 Index 175

About the Author

Peter Sandoe is trained as a philosopher and is currently professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stine B. Christiansen is a DVM and MSc in applied animal behaviour and welfare and is currently doing her Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen. Both authors have engaged in interdisciplinary research on animal ethics for a number of years. They have advised politicians on animal issues and contributed to the public debate. In addition, they have been involved in setting up and teaching a compulsory course in animal ethics for veterinary students at the University of Copenhagen.


"This book is succinct and an easy read, providing clear discussions of ethical philosophy without moralizing and emphasizing any particular viewpoint... The book is highly recommended." ( Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science , September 2009) "This short book is a useful introduction to the issues regarding animal use and to the concepts and theories used in informed discussions about ethically appropriate uses. The authors adopt a 'pluralist approach,' to present 'the arguments dispassionately, and in a fair and balanced way' ... .Well researched and presents a wealth of Information." ( Agriculture and Human Values , January 2009)

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