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Cover for Suffering, agency, and the Bayesian mind.

This chapter evaluates existing literature in animal welfare science and suggests that the term suffering can be used in three ways: as an embellishment when we describe negative affect in animals, to imply conscious experience of negative affect, and to identify negative affect that is severe or...

Author(s)
Weary, D. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dilemmas in animal welfare.

This book is comprised of 11 chapters covering different dilemmas in animal welfare. It deals with how, when deciding on the best way to treat an animal or groups of animals, one can be torn either between different concerns relating to the physical and affective welfare of the animal or between...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Weary, D. M.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction: values, dilemmas and solutions.

This chapter introduces values, dilemmas and solutions regarding animal welfare. Dilemmas relating to animal welfare are explained, and examples of these dilemmas within animal welfare are given. Dilemmas within a wider view of animal ethics are discussed as well as dealing with these dilemmas.

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.; Weary, D. M.; Sandøe, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What is suffering in animals?

In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...

Author(s)
Weary, D. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social and reproductive behaviour.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; group living; communication; natural selection; common social behaviours; and parent-offspring interactions in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Weary, D. M.; Fraser, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?

Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...

Author(s)
Edwards, S.; Bennett, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs.

Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on the...

Author(s)
Sandøe, P.; Corr, S.; Palmer, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare and quantity of life.

Animal welfare science is focused mostly on evaluating and improving the quality of life of animals that actually exist. This leaves out a range of ethically relevant issues regarding the quantity of life - in terms of number of animals living and the longevity of each animal. In many cases,...

Author(s)
Franco, N. H.; Magalhães-Sant'Ana, M.; Olsson, I. A. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving farm animal welfare: is evolution or revolution needed in production systems?

Remarkable advances in the understanding of animal sentience, and in the development and validation of scientific methods to assess farm animal welfare, have been achieved in the past 50 years. Nonetheless, farm animal welfare improvements have been limited by interactions between economic,...

Author(s)
Hötzel, M. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Whom should we eat? Why veal can be better for welfare than chicken.

Some people express their concerns about the suffering and death of farm animals by becoming vegetarian or vegan, but others think that eating food from sentient animals is justifiable. Such food should come from animals with the best possible welfare, and this is affected by people's food choices. ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter

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