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Understanding Animal Welfare
The Science in its Cultural Context
by David Fraser

Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context takes a completely fresh and thought-provoking approach. It is essential reading for anyone interested, studying or currently working in the fascinating field of animal welfare science.

The book places modern-day welfare issues within their historical framework by tracing the evolving ideas that led to current thinking. He also highlights some intriguing issues relating to the contradiction inherent in the term ‘animal welfare science’ and the practical problem of how to assess emotional states in animals.

Special features:

  • Encompasses ideas from a variety of disciplines to give a broad perspective of the topic
  • Discusses methods of measuring animal welfare and their strengths and limitations
  • Examines contemporary debates and applications of the science to policy issues

Contents

Part I: Animal Welfare in Context

  1. Animals and Moral Concern
  2. Animals in the Human Mind
  3. A Good Life for Animals
  4. A Science of Animal Welfare?

Part II: Studying Animal Welfare

  1. Disease, Injury and Production
  2. “Stress”
  3. Abnormal Behaviour
  4. Affective States
  5. “Natural” Living
  6. Preferences and Motivation

Part III: Drawing Conclusions about Animal Welfare

  1. How Do The Different Measures Relate To Each Other?
  2. Selecting and Combining Criteria of Animal Welfare
  3. Animal Welfare, Values and Mandated Science

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Understanding Animal Welfare
The Science in its Cultural Context
by David Fraser

2008 • 324 pages • $69.95 + shipping
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