Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

March 2008
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  • Published
    28th March 2008
  • ISBN 9781845934033
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Long-distance transport can cause both physical and mental problems in animals and promoting animal welfare will be beneficial to both the animals and the agricultural and processing industries. In conjunction with the World Society for the Protection of Animals, this volume brings together studies from well-known animal scientists and researchers to reviews the implications and necessity of long-distance animal transport for slaughter. Authoritative reports on regional practices are combines with discussions of the science, economics, legislation and procedures involved in this practice.

Foreword by Temple Grandin
1. Science of Animal Welfare
2. Economic Aspects
3. Physiology of Disease
4. Meat Quality
5. Enforcement of Transportation Regulations: The EU as Case Study
6. The Welfare of Livestock During Sea Transport
7. The Welfare of Livestock During Road Transport
8. Africa
9. North America
10. South America
11. Asia
12. Australia and New Zealand
13. Europe
14. Middle East
Appendix, Excerpt from OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code

Michael C. Appleby

Michael C. Appleby (BSc Zoology, PhD Animal Behavior) is Chief Scientific Adviser with The World Society for the Protection of Animals, based in London, UK. At the Poultry Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh, UK, he carried out research for 20 years on behavior and welfare of farm animals, before a period with The Humane Society of the United States in Washington, DC. Dr. Appleby is a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council (Farm Animal Welfare Committee from April 2011) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth and the Scottish Agricultural College.

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