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Animal Suffering

The Science of Animal Welfare

Authors: Dawkins, Marian

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About this book

I wrote this book because I believe that the welfare of animals is a very important subject but one about which there is a of confusion and muddled thinking. I wanted to great deal write a book which straightened out some of the confusion by looking in detail at one particular problem: how to recognize animal suffering. The book is written for anyone interested in animals and the controversies over how human beings should treat them. I have tried to convince people who might otherwise feel that science had only a rather sinister connection with animal welfare that the scientific study of animal suffering has, in fact, a major and positive contribution to make. It can give us an insight into what animals experience and this, in tum, may help us to alleviate their suffering. At the same time, I have tried to write a book that will be of at least some use to scientists. The chapters which follow pro­ vide an outline of the biological approach to animal welfare. I have also attempted to show sceptics that it is possible to study animal suffering without sacrificing standards of scien­ tific procedure. Perhaps some may even come to share my belief that the study of the subjective experiences of animals is one of the most fascinating areas in the whole of biology, as well as being of great practical and ethical importance.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dawkins, Marian Stamp, M.A., D.Phil.

    Pages 1-9

  • The subjective experience of animals

    Dawkins, Marian Stamp, M.A., D.Phil.

    Pages 10-26

  • Suffering, health and ‘productivity’

    Dawkins, Marian Stamp, M.A., D.Phil.

    Pages 27-37

  • Suffering and the ‘unnatural’ life

    Dawkins, Marian Stamp, M.A., D.Phil.

    Pages 38-54

  • The physiology of suffering

    Dawkins, Marian Stamp, M.A., D.Phil.

    Pages 55-68

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-0-412-22590-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Suffering
Book Subtitle
The Science of Animal Welfare
Authors
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Marian Stamp Dawkins
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5905-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5905-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-22590-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 150
Topics