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Tourism and Animal Welfare
By: Neil Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand, Donald Broom, Cambridge University, UK
May 2018 | Hardback | 188 Pages | 9781786391858
May 2018 | Paperback | 188 Pages | 9781786391865
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Description"This text is long overdue and timely. Carr and Broom have placed the issues firmly in the broader context of the relationship between our species and the others which share this planet with us...As they argue it is possible for tourists and the travel and tourism sector to take and exercise responsibility to drive change, Carr and Broom's text helps us to understand the issues and the context and to make better-informed choices."
Responsible Tourism Partnership
Animals are among the most sought after tourist attractions and the impact on them is a matter of concern to an increasing number of people. Tourism and Animal Welfare uniquely addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. It explores important foundations such as the meaning of 'animal welfare' and its relation to ethics, animal rights and human obligations to animals. It also explores the nature and diversity of the position and role of animals within tourism.
'Tales from the front line' is the section of the book that provides the reader with the views and experiences of animal welfare organisations, individual leaders, tourism industry organisations and operators, and academic experts. These case studies and opinion pieces will encourage the reader to consider their own position regarding animals in tourism and their welfare. The book:
· is written by an authoritative author team that draws from the fields of tourism studies (Neil Carr) and animal welfare science (Donald Broom);
· contains 14 case studies written by internationally recognised experts and iconic individuals in the field of animal welfare;
· is written in an engaging style and features full colour illustrations.
From students and academics to vets and those working within the tourism industry, this book will provide an engaging and thought-provoking read. It will also appeal to those with an interest in animal welfare, particularly in relation to the tourism industry.
Table of contents
- 1: Introduction
- PART I: A CONCEPTUAL AND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
- 2: Animal Sentience, Ethics and Welfare
- 3: The Position of Animals in Tourism
- 4: Animal Welfare and Tourism: Are the Aims Mutually Exclusive or Potentially Inclusive?
- PART II: TALES FROM THE FRONT LINE: ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS AND ANIMAL TOURISM PROVIDERS
- 5: Public Aquariums in the 21st Century – What’s Next, Before It’s Too Late?
- 6: A Tale of Two Zoos: Tourism and Zoos in the 21st Century
- 7: A Comparison of Tourism and Food-provisioning Among Wild Bottlenose Dolphins at Monkey Mia and Bunbury, Australia
- 8: The Tourism Industry and Shark Welfare
- 9: Tourism, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare
- 10: Managing Tourism’s Animal Footprint
- 11: Elephants and Tourism
- 12: Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh: How Responsible Bear Tourism Can Teach Us Respect and Compassion, and Benefit Bears
- 13: Donkeys and Mules and Tourism
- 14: Cats and Dogs International
- 15: Animal Welfare – Driving Improvements in Tourism Attractions
- 16: Animal Welfare and Tourism: The Threat to Endangered Species
- 17: Sport Hunting Tourism
- 18: Ethical Hunting
- PART III:
- 19: The Future and Moving Forward Together
ReadershipSuitable for academics and senior level university students in the fields of tourism and leisure studies, zoology, and related disciplines.
A timely and useful book that should lead to enhanced understanding of the problems, challenges, knowledge gaps and future possibilities for improvements in welfare through the wide and very diverse aspects of animals in tourism. - Ronda Green, Journal of Ecotourism - Ronda Green
Tourism and Animal Welfare invites the readers to continue the dialogue about what each of us can do to ensure the welfare of animals. It is an excellent introductory book offering a thorough overview of the current situation of animals in tourism. The reader will find this book informative in its presentation of many site-specific examples. Tourism and Animal Welfare can also serve as a useful source of educational guidelines for tourists and tourism operators. Rie Usui, Tourism Geographies January 2019. - Rie Usui
Neil Carr is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago and the Editor of Annals of Leisure Research. His research focuses on understanding behaviour within tourism and leisure experiences; with a particular emphasis on animals, children and families, youth, risk taking and perception, and sex. His recent publications include Dogs in the Leisure Experience, Wallingford, UK: CABI (2014) and Children’s and families’ holiday experiences, London: Routledge (2011).
Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare, Cambridge University, Department of Veterinary Medicine, has developed concepts and methods of scientific assessment of animal welfare and studied: cognitive abilities of animals, the welfare of animals in relation to housing and transport, behaviour problems, attitudes to animals, sustainable livestock production and ethics of animal usage. He has published over 300 refereed papers and books including: Stress and Animal Welfare (2000 Springer), The Evolution of Morality and Religion (2003 CUP), Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 5th edition (2015 CABI), and Sentience and Animal Welfare (2014 CABI).