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One Welfare

One Welfare

A Framework to Improve Animal Welfare and Human Well-being

Now Published!

Edited by R Garcia Pinillos, Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare, UK

June 2018 / Hardback / 112 Pages / 9781786393845 £49.99 / €65.00 / $85.00
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June 2018 / Paperback / 112 Pages / 9781786393852 £25.00 / €30.00 / $45.00
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Main Description

Contemporary and thought-provoking, this book provides a definition of the concept of One Welfare: the interconnection between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment. The book establishes a conceptual framework, in five sections, resulting from a three month global consultation on a draft proposal comprising nine areas. The book contains:

- A one welfare approach which complements and extends the existing one health approach
- A range of prestigious contributions from key opinion leaders in the field of animal welfare which help to define the framework
- A platform for the development of more collaborative and integrated animal welfare standards and policies

One Welfare complements the One Health and Eco Health approaches, enabling full integration of animal welfare within other disciplines; a much needed tool to help improve animal welfare, human wellbeing and environmental components and support worldwide sustainable development goals. Integrating this concept into existing projects could help to foster collaboration to improve human and animal welfare globally. This text is of interest to those working in the fields of animal and human welfare, sustainability and conservation, international development and to all those keen to extend the one health approach to animal welfare and human wellbeing.


Suitable for animal welfare scientists, veterinary professionals and postgraduate students. It will also be of interest to NGOs, medical professionals, international development bodies, and those working in conservation and biodiversity.

  • Section 1: The Connections Between Animal and Human Abuse and Neglect
    • 1.1: The Connections between Animal and Human Abuse and Neglect in Practice
  • Section 2: The Social Implications of Improved Animal Welfare
    • 2.1: Companion Animal Welfare
    • 2.2: Working Animals and Livestock Supporting Livelihoods
    • 2.3: Natural Disasters and War
    • 2.4: Animal Welfare and Crime
    • 2.5: Dealing with the Social Implications of Improved Animal Welfare in Practice
  • Section 3: Animal Health and Welfare, Human Well-being, Food Security and Sustainability
    • 3.1: Animal Welfare and Food Safety
    • 3.2: Improved Animal Welfare and Farmer Well-being
    • 3.3: Animal Health and Welfare, Environmental Protection, Food Security and Sustainability
    • 3.4: One Welfare within Protections Systems in Practice
  • Section 4: Assisted Interventions Involving Animals, Humans and the Environment
    • 4.1: Interactions between Humans, Animals and the Environment
    • 4.2: Benefits of the Human–Animal Bond (HAB)
    • 4.3: Assisted Interventions Involving Animals, Humans and the Environment in Practice
  • Section 5: Sustainability: Connections Between Biodiversity, the Environment, Animal Welfare and Human Well-being
    • 5.1: Interaction Between Diverse Factors
    • 5.2: Conservation and Animal Welfare
    • 5.3: Air, Land, Water, Climate Change and One Welfare
    • 5.4: Biodiversity, the Environment, Animal Welfare and Human Well-being in Practice
One Welfare: A Framework to Improve Animal Welfare and Human Well-being is a fascinating resource for veterinary professionals and other animal welfare stakeholders to expand the evolution of the one-health concept with a prioritization of one welfare. The author's objective is to move beyond the focus of one health, which tends to be disease recognition, treatment, prevention, and epidemiology, and expand into a broader all-inclusive appreciation of the need for a total welfare and well-being approach. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2018

Garcia Pinillos Dr Rebeca GarcĂ­a Pinillos qualified as a Vet at the University of Zaragoza, completed a PhD at the University of Reading and is a Diplomate of the European College on Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, specialising in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law. She has worked in private practice as a small animal and equine vet as well as a government veterinary and policy adviser on a number of subjects, including veterinary public health, zoonosis, exotic disease, contingency planning for disasters and animal welfare. She has also volunteered with exotic/wild animals across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Rebeca regularly participates as an animal welfare expert in training events, workshops and conferences across the world and is a passionate advocate of One Welfare as complement to One Health.