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Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

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This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences between human and animal enhancement); working equids (the welfare of those worked to their limit); ge...

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 76)

Selective breeding, cloning and gene editing of dogs and cats for appearance and performance traits.

This chapter discusses the process of domestication and selective breeding in the dog and cat; how these processes have resulted in the modern-day cat and dog; and how pushing the limits of these species′ biology has led to concerns about their welfare. The future of genetically manipulating companion animals, with advances in biotechnology opening new avenues to moulding man′s best friends is also emphasized.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification. Author(s): Gardiner, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Good for whom? Differences between human and animal enhancement. Author(s): Chan, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit. Author(s): Upjohn, M. Wells, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Technologies for increasing the productivity of poultry: welfare implications. Author(s): Gunnarsson, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Methods to increase fish production: welfare and sustainability implications. Author(s): Huntingford, F. Turnbull, J. Kadri, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 122) Welfare concerns in genetically modified laboratory mice and rats. Author(s): Osborne, N. Morton, D. Prins, J. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 140) Cloning, editing and GMOs for animal enhancement. Author(s): Ormandy, E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) From bionic cat to superdog: ethical challenges of advanced prosthetic technology in veterinary medicine. Author(s): Magalhães-Sant'Ana, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 170) Animal welfare and the brave new world of modifying animals. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 179) A duty to the enhanced, not a duty to enhance: welfare responsibilities associated with domestication. Author(s): May, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 189) Pressing animals beyond their biological limits. Author(s): Rollin, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 197) Concluding: pushing animals to their limits. Author(s): Whiting, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390547
  • Record Number
  • 20183246205