Animal Welfare

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Council of Europe, Jan 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 276 pages
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Just how much do animals suffer? Does legislation make a difference to animal welfare and do economic factors hinder its improvement ? The treatment of animals has long been a subject of debate, yet attitudes towards animal welfare still differ greatly and genuine concern for animals has only really developed over the last few decades. The general public is concerned by this issue and has gradually started to exert pressure on those who use animals to change their ways and on politicians to introduce new legislation. This book about animal welfare takes a detailed look at the ethical issues, religious viewpoints and the attitudes of different countries towards animal welfare, as well as at the Council of Europe conventions and other European instruments aimed at tackling this issue at an international level.ContentsIntroduction ? Concepts of animal protection and welfare including obligations and rights by Donald M. BroomDo animals have rights?by Elizabeth de FontenayETHICAL ISSUES Farming and rearing by Birte BrobergInternational transport and animal slaughter by Jacques MerminodAnimal experimentation by Roman KolarProduct safety-related aspects of animal experimentation by Charles LarocheAnimal biotechnology and animal welfare by Mickey Gjerris, Anna Olsson and Peter Sand?ePet animals: housing, breeding and welfare by Andreas Steiger RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS Buddhism by Daniel ChevassutCatholicism by Frere Maurizio Pietro FaggioniIslam by Raoutsi Hadj Eddine Sari AliJudaism by Albert GuiguiOrthodox Church by Alexandre M. StavropoulosProtestantism by Karsten LehmkulerANIMAL WELFARE IN EUROPEFrom animal suffering to animal welfare: the progressive attainment of animal rights in Europeby Elisabeth Hardouin FugierThe Swedish approach by Ingvar EkesboThe example of Slovenia by Ale? BreceljSpain: a non-protectionist country par Martin R. GameroFrance and animal rights issues by Nathalie Melik Council of Europe and animal welfare par Egbert AusemsConclusion - animal welfare and the ideal of Europe by Colin Tudge
 

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Contents

Contributors ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Do animals have rights?
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International transport and animal slaughter
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Product safetyrelated aspects of animal testing
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housing breeding and welfare
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Buddhism
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Judaism
151
Orthodox Church
157
The Swedish approach
185
The example of Slovenia
199
France and animal rights issues
219
The Council of Europe and animal welfare
233
Conclusion Animal welfare and the ideal of Europe
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A selection of useful websites _________________________
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