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The Future of Animal Farming: Renewing the Ancient Contract / Edition 1
     

The Future of Animal Farming: Renewing the Ancient Contract / Edition 1

by Marian Stamp Dawkins
 

ISBN-10: 140518583X

ISBN-13: 9781405185837

Pub. Date: 05/16/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Does animal welfare have a place in sustainable farming, or do the demands of a rising human population and the threat of climate change mean that the interests of animals must be put aside? Can we improve the way we keep animals and still feed the world – or is it a choice between ethics and economics?

The aim of this book is to challenge the

Overview

Does animal welfare have a place in sustainable farming, or do the demands of a rising human population and the threat of climate change mean that the interests of animals must be put aside? Can we improve the way we keep animals and still feed the world – or is it a choice between ethics and economics?

The aim of this book is to challenge the “them-and-us” thinking that sets the interests of humans and farm animals against each other and to show that to be really “sustainable,” farming needs to include, not ignore, animal welfare. The authors of this remarkable book come from a diversity of backgrounds: industry, animal welfare organizations, academic institutions, and practical farming. They are united in arguing that farm animals matter and that sustainable farming must have animal welfare at its ethical core, along with the production of healthy, affordable food and care for the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405185837
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/16/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Peter Singer     vii
The future of animal farming   Roland Bonney   Marian Stamp Dawkins     1
Voices for change     5
The ethics of agriculture: the end of true husbandry   Bernie Rollin     7
Why farm animals matter   Mary Midgley     21
The urgency of change: a view from a campaigning organization   Joyce D'Silva     33
Environmental ethics and animal welfare: re-forging a necessary alliance   Kate Rawles     45
Bringing about change     61
The business of farm animal welfare   Roland Bonney     63
What is good welfare and how can we achieve it?   Marian Stamp Dawkins     73
Animal needs and commercial needs   Ruth Layton     83
Hard work and sustained effort required to improve livestock handling and change industry practices   Temple Grandin     95
Bringing about change: a retailer's view   Michelle Waterman     109
Animal welfare as a business priority   Keith Kenny     119
Providing assurance on welfare   David C.J. Main     129
The role of assurance schemes and public pressures   Colin Spedding     137
Improving the welfare of cattle: practical experience in Brazil   Mateus J.R. Paranhos da Costa     145
Organic farming and animal welfare   Helen Browning     153
Enlightened Agriculture and the new agrarianism   Colin Tudge     157
Conclusions   Marian Stamp Dawkins   Roland Bonney     167
References     171
Index     179

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