The Obligation and Extent of Humanity to Brutes: Principally Considered with Reference to Domesticated Animals (1839)

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Animal welfare science is widely understood to have begun in the 1960s, but in this book, first published in 1839, veterinarian Youatt was combining Christian ethical reflections with scientific observation in order to sketch out an ethics of animal well being to be applied to agricultural practices. An introductory essay by Preece (political philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier U., Canada) places the work in philosophical and scientific context. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., ...
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Animal welfare science is widely understood to have begun in the 1960s, but in this book, first published in 1839, veterinarian Youatt was combining Christian ethical reflections with scientific observation in order to sketch out an ethics of animal well being to be applied to agricultural practices. An introductory essay by Preece (political philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier U., Canada) places the work in philosophical and scientific context. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Editor's Introduction
Notes to Editor's Introduction
The Obligation and Extent of Humanity to Brutes, Principally Considered with Reference to the Domesticated Animals 1
Dedication 3
Preface 4
Introduction 5
Notes 9
The Obligation of Humanity to Animals, as Founded on the Scriptures 11
Notes 27
On the Duty Humanity to Animals 37
Notes 44
The Usefulness and Good Qualities of the Inferior Animals 47
Notes 104
The Application of the Principle of Humanity to the Treatment of Animals Generally 113
Notes 213
On the Dissection of Living Animals 233
Notes 246
The Study of Natural History 249
Notes 252
The Future State of Brutes 253
Notes 255
Index 257
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