Animal Welfare

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Earthscan, 2000 - Nature - 188 pages
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Awareness of the use of animals in human society in fields such as farming, biotechnology and sport is dogged by the lack of a clear and objective exposition of the issues involved and a sense of possible conflict between human and animal welfare. This text addresses these dilemmas - what is the actual scale of the animal welfare problem; where does responsibility begin; what positive steps are actually being taken to alleviate animal suffering; and can a rational and compelling argument be given for the importance of animal welfare. It therefore aims to offer a comprehensive guide to the uninformed as well as those who have knowledge of the issues but lack conviction.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
All animals or only some?
31
The nature and scale of the welfare problem
45
The need for standards
69
Organizations concerned with animal welfare
87
Achieving improvement
101
Action needed
117
Future welfare issues
137
Reflections unifying themes and conclusions
155
BFF and WSPA Recommendations
169
Bibliography
183
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About the author (2000)

Sir Colin Spedding has worked in the area of animal welfare for over 30 years, including 10 years as Chairman of the Farm Animal Welfare Council. He is Currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading and Deputy Chairman of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals.

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