Animal Welfare

The Welfare of Animals

The Silent Majority

Authors: Phillips, Clive

  • Considers animal welfare from a broad, and especially humanitarian, perspective
  • Provides a framework for deciding on the humaneness of our treatment of animals
  • Presents an international approach to animal welfare, drawing on the author’s experiences
  • Incorporates the author’s unique experiences with a wide range of animals
  • Gives a personal journey of exploration of our interactions with animals
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The quality of life that we provide for animals for food, companionship, sport and clothing will determine their welfare, and even the welfare of wild animals is affected by human activities. This book challenges us to reflect on that silent majority of animals with no voice. We are increasingly questioning whether our use of animals is necessary, desirable and humane, The 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 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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"The book places human attitudes toward animal welfare into cultural and religious perspective, and gives additional consideration to the influence of education, gender, and genetics. … The author addresses ethical standards of animal care and animal use in relation to government legislation, beliefs of animal rights activists, public opinion, biomedical research and teaching … . This thought-provoking book will be of interest to ethicists, animal scientists, veterinarians, animal caretakers, and anyone concerned with animal welfare. Summing Up: Recommended. All collections." (D. A. Brass, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)


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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8093-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Welfare of Animals
Book Subtitle
The Silent Majority
Authors
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9219-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9219-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9218-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8093-6
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 220
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