Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden: A Practical Approach to Redressing the Problem of Our Dominion Over the Animals

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 296 pages
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There has been a recent explosion of active concern in matters ofanimal welfare. The science behind animal welfare has progressedsignificantly, new codes of practice and legislation have come intoto being, and innovative methods to assess welfare schemes for foodproduction have emerged.

Part of a major animal welfare series, Animal Welfare: LimpingTowards Eden is John Webster’s new and groundbreaking work onanimal welfare. Building on his first book, the highly acclaimedAnimal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden, it not only criticallyreviews areas of development, but looks to how animal welfare canbe improved in the future.

Special consideration is given to:

  • Defining animal welfare (‘fit and happy’) andestablishing a systematic approach for its evaluation (the‘five freedoms’);
  • Providing a sound ethical framework that affords properrespect to animals within the broader context of our duties ascitizens to the welfare of society;
  • Developing comprehensive, robust protocols for assessinganimal welfare and the provisions that constitute goodhusbandry;
  • Introducing an education policy that will increase humanawareness of animal welfare problems and promote action to reducesuffering.

This book is part of theUFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series.  This majorseries of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (TheUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwellprovides an authoritative source of information on worldwidedevelopments, current thinking and best practice in the field ofanimal welfare science and technology. For details of all of thetitles in the series see ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a.

 

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Contents

Limping Towards Eden 1 Introduction Facts and Values
1
Limping Towards Eden 2 Challenge and Response
24
Limping Towards Eden 3 Sentience Sense and Suffering
46
Limping Towards Eden 4 Husbandry and Welfare on the Farm Assessment and Assurance
77
Limping Towards Eden 5 Animals for Food Industrialised Farming Pigs and Poultry
97
Limping Towards Eden 6 Animals for Food Cattle and Other Ruminants
130
Limping Towards Eden 7 Animals for Food Handling Transport and Slaughter
157
Limping Towards Eden 8 Animals for Science and Biotechnology
180
Limping Towards Eden 9 Animals for Sport
205
Limping Towards Eden 10 Animals as Pets
227
Limping Towards Eden 11 Limping Towards Eden Stepping Stones
249
Limping Towards Eden Further Reading
272
Limping Towards Eden Index
279
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John Webster is Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol. Author of the widely acclaimed Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden, he is the founding father of the Bristol Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science group that has gathered evidence and pioneered the arguments necessary to achieve improved welfare standards for veal calves, broiler chickens, laying hens and dairy cows.

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