Animal Welfare in a Changing World

Edited by Andrew Butterworth
October 2018
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  • Published
    31st October 2018
  • ISBN 9781786392466
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images color illus
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October 2018
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    31st October 2018
  • ISBN 9781786392459
  • Language English
  • Pages 300 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images color illus
  • Request Exam Copy

Contemporary and challenging, this thought-provoking book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare today and tomorrow. The key issues range from the welfare of fur and fashion animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability and climate change, to animals in tourism, rodeos, races and fiestas. The human-animal welfare impact is explored, including human impact on marine mammals, fish, wildlife, companion and farm animals, together with our impact on zoo and laboratory animals.

Animal Welfare in a Changing World gives:

- Concise, highly readable summaries on the important issues in animal welfare by world experts and key opinion leaders
- Opinions which are balanced with an evidence-based approach and are challenging
- Color illustrations and links to videos to further illustrate the debates
- A wide ranging collection of case studies and descriptions of animal welfare topics which outline the dilemmas to anchor them in the real world

This must-read book is essential for animal and veterinary scientists, ethologists, policy and opinion leaders, NGOs, conservation biologists and indeed anyone who feels passionately about the welfare of animals.

1: Habitat loss: changing how animals think?
2: Whale entanglement – a 21st Century challenge in the ocean
3: The Welfare Effects of PCBs in the Ocean
4: The fence – the welfare implications of the loss of the true wild
5: Trophy hunting and animal welfare
6: Carry on carrion: the fall of the scavenger
7: Restoring what we have destroyed: animal welfare aspects of wildlife conservation, reintroduction and rewilding programs
8: Intensification – the pressures of volume
9: Welfare Challenges: Feedlot Cattle
10: Public Opinion and the Retailer: Driving Forces in Animal Welfare?
11: Vertebrate / invertebrate – when do we start caring?
12: Animal Welfare at slaughter – a level global playing field?
13: Precision Livestock Farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management?
14: The paradoxical world of the dog
15: Animal experience of domestication
16: Better to have lived and lost - the concept of a Life Worth Living
17: If fishes feel pain, what should we do?
18: Anthropomorphism: Faulty thinking or useful tool?
19: Speciesism
20: Longevity and brevity - is death a welfare issue?
21: Promises and challenges of Big Data associated with automated dairy cow welfare assessment
22: Animal Welfare information in a changing world
23: Competence in animal sport – licenced to thrill or permitted to harm?
24: Animal Watching in Tourism
25: The Rise of the Inclusive Approach to Change in Animal Welfare
26: Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource

Andrew Butterworth

Andrew Butterworth is Reader in Animal Science and Policy in the Clinical Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK. Andy teaches and carries out research in the areas of animal disease and production, animal welfare and legislation, behavioral biology, and animal welfare assessment in both farm and wild animals. He is a member of the European Food Standards Agency Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare, and chairs the EEER (Ethics, Economics, Education and Regulation) of the Farm Animal Welfare committee in the UK. He is editor in Chief of Elsevier's journal Veterinary and Animal Science, he lectures widely and publishes in books, and the academic and trade press, with over 200 publications to date.