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Animal abuse: helping animals and people.

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In this book the author brings together several years of research on animal abuse, as well as including contributions from key workers in this field, such as in cases involving animal abuse, forensic investigation, welfare of wildlife animals. Case studies provide the detail to keep the reader closely in touch with the real world, and interviews with key people provide an intensely personal experience of abuse. Emphasized are the role of veterinarians which can make a difference by having a critical eye to detect and report animal abuse, giving them a central role and responsibility in managing abuse cases. The vital function that animal cruelty organizations fulfil is also recognized. With many terms in this area being emotive, The author used her scientific background to first define and then confine her discussions to her clear understanding of these terms. Abuse is described in relation to the uses of animals by humans that are most commonly found in the Western world. This is entirely logical because as the many instances of abuse in provision of food and fibre for humans are presented, it becomes only too clear that humans are selfish individuals, tolerating cruelty far more readily when we have something to gain from it. Also included are sections dealing with less common forms of abuse, from bear baiting to bestiality. The book has 250 pages including an index and appendices it is divided into six parts namely animal abuse : defining the problem, animal abuse in culture and society, animal abuse: the human aspect-helping the people involved, animal abuse: the animal side -helping the animals involved, the science of animal abuse; veterinary forensic investigation, and interviews with people who work with animal abuse.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) What is animal abuse? Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) History of animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Why some people are cruel to animals. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 30) Why some people care for animals. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 43) Animal abuse in food and fibre production. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 51) Animal abuse in hunting, sport, entertainment and art. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 61) Education and animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 70) Religion, philosophy and ethics - how these affect our treatment of animals. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 77) Feminist aspects of animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 83) One health. Author(s): Arkow, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 93) Human/animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C. Walsh, D. Baulch, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 104) Sheltering animals & families together (SAF-T)TM: working together to protect families and pets from abuse. Author(s): Phillips, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 108) CARE programme (children and animals; respect and empathy): pet therapy for children from abusive homes. Author(s): Hinds, Z. Ooi, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 117) Mental health issues of working with animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C. Walsh, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 131) Behavioural consequences of animal abuse and its remedies. Author(s): Day, C. Day, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 137) Reporting suspected animal abuse. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 142) Prosecuting animal cruelty and neglect matters. Author(s): Byrne, M. Geysen, T. L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 147) Animal abuse case studies and treatment. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 164) Humane euthanasia. Author(s): Tiplady, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 171) Forensics: introduction to veterinary forensics. Author(s): Bailey, D.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 173) Forensics: introduction to veterinary forensic investigation. Author(s): Bailey, D. Chamberlain, D.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 183) Forensics: the animal as living evidence. Author(s): Bailey, D. Swan, P.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 185) Forensics: bitemark analysis. Author(s): Bailey, D. Drew, S.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 195) Interview 1: the veterinarian. Author(s): Knight, A.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 198) Interview 2: the animal campaigner. Author(s): Creamer, J.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 201) Interview 3: the animal welfare lawyer. Author(s): Goodfellow, J.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 204) Interview 4: the district attorney. Author(s): Balkin, D.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 206) Interview 5: the animal advocate. Author(s): Adams, C. J.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 209) Interview 6: the RSPCA scientific officer. Author(s): Norris, J.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 211) Interview 7: the waterbird campaigner. Author(s): Levy, L.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 214) Interview 8: the television journalist. Author(s): Ferguson, S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939830
  • Record Number
  • 20133154177