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Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context
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UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL WELFARE: THE SCIENCE IN ITS CULTURAL CONTEXT

PAPERBACK BY FRASER, DAVID

£58.95

ISBN
9781405136952
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WILEY-BLACKWELL (AN IMPRINT OF JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD)
 
 
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JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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PAPERBACK
PAGES
336 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
05 SEP 2008

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This is a delightful book, full of interesting aspects of animal welfare. An excellent guide to the academic study of animal welfare science. Marian Stamp Dawkins, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context takes a completely fresh and thought-provoking approach. It is essential reading for anyone interested, studying or currently working in the fascinating field of animal welfare science. David Fraser places modern-day welfare issues within their historical framework by tracing the evolving ideas that led to current thinking. He also highlights some intriguing issues relating to the contradiction inherent in the term 'animal welfare science' and the practical problem of how to assess emotional states in animals. Special features: Encompasses ideas from a variety of disciplines to give a broad perspective of the topic.Discusses methods of measuring animal welfare and their strengths and limitations.Examines contemporary debates and applications of the science to policy issues. ... an impressive historical narrative of the genesis and growth of animal welfare as a scientific discipline.... The book will be invaluable for anyone involved with animal welfare issues on an academic level or those involved with the integration of these principles into current care and handling issues facing agriculture, companion, laboratory, wild, or zoo animals. Carolyn L. Stull, PhD, Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis Fraser offers insights only possible from someone with his considerable experience and understanding. Dr. Chris Sherwin, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.

CONTENTS

Foreword vi Preface vii Dedication xi Part I Animal Welfare in Context 1 Introduction 2 1 Animals and Moral Concern 9 2 Animals in the Human Mind 24 3 A Good Life for Animals 41 4 A Science of Animal Welfare? 61 Part II Studying Animal Welfare 79 Introduction 80 5 Disease, Injury and Production 84 6 Stress 104 7 Abnormal Behaviour 125 8 Affective States 146 9 Natural Living 169 10 Preferences and Motivation 191 Part III Drawing Conclusions about Animal Welfare 217 Introduction 218 11 How Do the Different Measures Relate to Each Other? 222 12 Selecting and Combining Criteria of Animal Welfare 241 13 Animal Welfare, Values and Mandated Science 260 Coda 275 References 287 Index 309