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Tourism and Animal Welfare

Tourism and Animal Welfare

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By N Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand, D Broom, University of Cambridge Veterinary School, UK

May 2018 / Hardback / 192 Pages / 9781786391858 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
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May 2018 / Paperback / 192 Pages / 9781786391865 £35.00 / €45.00 / $60.00
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Main Description

This book addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. The first part explores 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.

Part two builds upon concepts and ideas and reflects the views of a variety of animal welfare organisations and individual leaders, tourism industry organisations, tourism operators, and academic experts, about the nature of the tourism industry, the welfare needs of animals, and whether or how the two can co-exist. The case studies and opinion pieces that constitute this section encompass differing perspectives on animal welfare and tourism. The section is designed to encourage the reader to consider their own position regarding animals in tourism and their welfare.

With contributions from Jane Goodall, Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.


Suitable for academics and senior level university students in the fields of tourism and leisure studies, zoology, and related disciplines.

  • 1: Introduction
  • Part 1: 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 2: Tales from the front line: Animal welfare organisations 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 3: The future and moving forward together
  • 19: The future and moving forward together

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Broom 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 include: 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).

Carr 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).