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Animal Welfare

Marine Mammal Welfare

Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare

Editors: Butterworth, Andrew (Ed.)

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  • Can we understand, and try to balance, the needs and welfare of marine mammals with human use of the marine and coastal environment?
  • Hunting marine mammals – profit, versus protection, versus profligacy – in the long term which will rule?
  • The politics of marine mammals - why are marine mammals and their welfare becoming more visible and important to the public, and as a significant topic in the political arena?
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About this book

Marine mammals attract human interest – sometimes this interest is benign or positive – whale watching, conservation programmes for whales, seals, otters, and efforts to clear beaches of marine debris are seen as proactive steps to support these animals. However, there are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as a result of the changing marine and human world around them. Marine mammal welfare addresses the welfare effects of marine debris, of human traffic in the oceans, of noise, of hunting, of whale watching and tourism, and of some of the less obvious impacts on marine mammals – on their social structures, on their behaviours and migration, and also of the effects on captivity for animals kept in zoos and aquaria. There is much to think and talk about – how marine mammals respond in a world dramatically influenced by man, how are their social structures affected and how is their welfare impacted?

About the authors

Dr Andy Butterworth MRCVS is Reader in Animal Science and Policy in the Clinical Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK. Andy teaches and carries out research in the areas of animal disease and production, animal welfare and legislation, behavioural biology, and animal welfare assessment in both farm and wild animals. He is a member of the European Food Standards Agency Scientific Panel on Animal health and Welfare, and chairs the EEER (Ethics, Economics, Education and Regulation) of the Farm Animal Welfare committee in the UK. He lectures widely and publishes in books, and the academic and trade press, with over 200 publications to date.

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“The figures and photographs are well designed and informative, and the literature citations for those wishing to learn more are extensive and current. This text will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in marine mammal welfare. … Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 55 (11), July, 2018)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Mammal Welfare
Book Subtitle
Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare
Editors
  • Andrew Butterworth
Series Title
Animal Welfare
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46994-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46993-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83632-4
Series ISSN
1572-7408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 625
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 144 illustrations in colour
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