Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden / Edition 1

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Overview

Part of a major animal welfare series, Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden is John Webster's new and groundbreaking work on animal welfare. Building on his first book, Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden, it not only critically reviews areas of development, but looks to how animal welfare can be improved in the future.
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"Professor Webster remains at all times the epitome of credibility"

"The book quickly offers remedies in the form of practical and realistic hope, conveyed with an honest, personal and at times amusing style."
Veterinary Record, 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405118774
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2005
  • Series: UFAW Animal Welfare Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : facts and values 1
2 Challenge and response 24
3 Sentience, sense and suffering 46
4 Husbandry and welfare on the farm : assessment and assurance 77
5 Animals for food : industrialised farming, pigs and poultry 97
6 Animals for food : cattle and other ruminants 130
7 Animals for food : handling, transport and slaughter 157
8 Animals for science and biotechnology 180
9 Animals for sport 205
10 Animals as pets 227
11 Limping towards Eden : stepping stones 249
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