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Animal welfare in a changing world.

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This 273-paged book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. It explores the effects of fences on wild animals and human impacts on carrion animals; the impacts of tourism on animal welfare; philosophical questions about speciesism; and the quality and quantity of animal lives. The welfare impacts of human-animal interactions are explored, including human impacts on marine mammals, fish, wildlife, and companion and farm animals. Salient features of this book includes being concise, opinion-based views on important issues in animal welfare by world experts and key opinion leaders. Pieces based on experience, which balance evidence-based approaches and the welfare impacts of direct engagement through training, campaigning and education. A wide-ranging collection of examples and descriptions of animal welfare topics which outline dilemmas in the real world, that are sometimes challenging, and not always comfortable reading. This book is highly recommended for animal and veterinary scientists, ethologists, policy and opinion leaders, NGOs, conservation biologists and anyone who feels passionately about the welfare of animals.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Butterworth, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 4) Habitat loss: changing how animals think? Author(s): Paquet, P. C. Alexander, S. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 14) Whale entanglement - a 21st-century challenge in the ocean. Author(s): Dolman, S. Asmutis-Silvia, R. Ryan, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 24) The welfare effects of PCBs in the ocean. Author(s): Simmonds, M. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 35) The fence - the welfare implications of the loss of the true wild. Author(s): Hart, A. G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 46) Trophy hunting and animal welfare. Author(s): Jones, M. Draper, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 57) Carry on carrion: the fall of the scavenger. Author(s): Panagiotopoulou, M. Azmanis, P. Tsiakiris, R. Stara, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 68) Restoring what we have destroyed: animal welfare aspects of wildlife conservation, reintroduction and rewilding programmes. Author(s): Berg, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 80) Intensification - the pressures of volume. Author(s): D'Silva, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 88) Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle. Author(s): Martin, M. Grandin, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 100) Public opinion and the retailer: driving forces in animal welfare? Author(s): Buller, H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 108) Vertebrate/invertebrate - when do we start caring? Author(s): Kuba, M. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 113) Animal welfare at slaughter - a level global playing field? Author(s): Whittington, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 130) Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management? Author(s): Norton, T. Berckmans, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 145) The paradoxical world of the dog. Author(s): Bradshaw, J. Hiby, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 154) Animal experience of domestication. Author(s): Boivin, X.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 162) Better to have lived and lost - the concept of a life worth living. Author(s): Yeates, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 170) If fishes feel pain, what should we do? Author(s): Braithwaite, V. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 177) Anthropomorphism: faulty thinking or useful tool? Author(s): Foster, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 182) Speciesism. Author(s): Bruers, S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 190) Longevity and brevity - is death a welfare issue? Author(s): Butterworth, A. Yeates, J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 199) Promises and challenges of big data associated with automated dairy cow welfare assessment. Author(s): Hermans, K. Opsomer, G. Ranst, B. van Hostens, M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 208) Animal welfare: information in a changing world. Author(s): Blokhuis, H. J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 217) Licensed to harm. Author(s): Aldworth, R.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 226) Animal watching in tourism. Author(s): Glass, T. Fennell, D. A.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 235) The rise of the inclusive approach to change in animal welfare. Author(s): Lymbery, P.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 244) Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource. Author(s): Hepple, S.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Reader in Animal Science and Policy, Clinical Veterinary Science Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Langford, BS40 5DU, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392459
  • Record Number
  • 20183269880