The Slaughter of Farmed Animals

Practical Ways of Enhancing Animal Welfare

February 2020
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  • ISBN 9781789240573
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

From the ethics of slaughtering farmed livestock to the practical guidelines that must be put in place to maximize animal welfare, this book combines scientific evidence with down-to-earth practical advice for government and private industry managers, veterinarians and animal welfare practitioners.

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behavior, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behavior have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In North America, half the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has awards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.

Michael Cockram

Michael Cockram teaches at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Animal Welfare