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Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

Edited by M Appleby, Chief Scientific Adviser, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK, V Cussen, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK, L Garcés, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK , L Lambert, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK , J Turner, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), UK

March 2008 / Hardback / 480 Pages / 9781845934033 £85.00 / €110.00 / $160.00
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Main Description

Long-distance transport can cause both physical and mental problems in animals and promoting animal welfare will be beneficial to both the animals and the agricultural and processing industries. In conjunction with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, this volume brings together studies from well-known animal scientists and researchers to reviews the implications and necessity of long-distance animal transport for slaughter. Authoritative reports on regional practices are combines with discussions of the science, economics, legislation and procedures involved in this practice.



Readership

Students, professionals and policy-makers in animal production and welfare.

Foreword by Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, USA

Science of Animal Welfare, M C Appleby, World Society for the Protection of Animals, UK

Economic Aspects, AgraCEAS Consulting LDT, University of London, UK

Physiology of Disease, X Manteca, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Meat Quality, G A Maria, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Enforcement of Transportation Regulations: The EU as Case Study, V A Cussen, World Society for the Protection of Animals, UK

The Welfare of Livestock During Sea Transport, C Phillips, University of Queensland, Australia

The Welfare of Livestock During Road Transport, D Broom (and colleagues), Cambridge University Animal Welfare Information Centre, UK

Africa, K Menzer, The Cadmus Group, USA

North America, M Enderbretson, Animal Protection Institute, USA

South America, C Gallo and T A Tadich, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

Asia, L Collins and P Brooke, Compassion in World Farming, UK

Australia and New Zealand, M Fischer, Kotare Bioethics, New Zealand; B Jones, RSPCA Australia

Europe, S Corson, Positive Pet Behaviour, UK; L Anderson, ANNEX Consultancy, UK

Middle East, A Rahman, Commonwealth Veterinary Association, India

Appendix, Excerpt from OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code

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Appleby (BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behaviour) is Chief Scientific Adviser with The World Society for the Protection of Animals, based in London, UK. At the Poultry Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh, UK, he carried out research for 20 years on behaviour and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. His most recent book is Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals (co-editor, 2008). Dr Appleby is a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council (Farm Animal Welfare Committee from April 2011) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth and the Scottish Agricultural College.