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Details appropriate living conditions for captive wild and domesticated birds
Offers instructions on how to manage captive birds in order to maximize their welfare
Describes the effects of human-bird interactions on the birds’ behavior and welfare
This book describes the welfare implications of keeping wild and domesticated birds in captivity. The environmental and social requirements of various avian species are discussed and suggestions made for appropriate housing and management techniques. Particular attention is paid to human-bird interactions and their impact on the behaviour and welfare of the birds involved. Training methods for companion birds are also described. Possible future trends in keeping birds in captivity are discussed in relation to evolving laws and codes for both wild and domesticated birds and in the light of developing ethical attitudes to animals.
The book will be invaluable to all those who keep birds including poultry farmers, pet owners, and managers and caretakers of birds kept in laboratories, zoos, wildlife aviaries, and rehabilitation centres. It will also be of great interest to poultry production, zoology, wildlife and veterinary students.
Preface 1 Introduction; John and Margaret Cooper Section I Captive birds 2 Human-bird interactions; Pat Anderson 3 The welfare implications of housing captive wild and domesticated birds; Penny Hawkins 4 Training companion birds; Greg Glendell 5 The welfare of captive birds in the future; Simon Girling Section II Domestic fowl 6 The physical environment and its effects on welfare; Tina Widowski 7 Nutrition, feeding and drinking behaviour and welfare; John Savory 8 The impact of disease on poultry welfare; Andrew Butterworth and Claire Weeks 9 Managing poultry: human-bird interactions and their implications for poultry welfare; Paul Hemsworth and Grahame Coleman 10 The welfare and ethical assessment of housing for egg production; Chris Sherwin 11 Stunning and slaughter of domestic fowl; Mohan Raj 12 Some thoughts on the future of poultry welfare; Suzanne Millman, Joy Mench and Anne Malleau