By Francoise Wemelsfelder (auth.), Michael W. Fox D.Sc., Ph.D., B.Vet.Med., MRCVS, Linda D. Mickley B.S. (eds.)
This ebook, the 1st in an annual sequence, written via academicians scientists, philosophers and others-is no longer meant completely for an imal welfarists and conservationists. because it is written* by means of students, it is going to entice quite a lot of educational readers who're concerned with animals for clinical, fiscal, altruistic, and different purposes. whereas this primary quantity can't disguise the total spectrum of animal welfare science-related subject matters, it does, in its range of con tributions, reveal the multi-faceted and interdisciplinary nature of the topic of this new sequence. certainly, animals are as a lot an essential component of society as we're based upon them. the numerous interfaces among us and the billions of animals below our dominion (as good because the setting upon which the welfare of human and non-human animals alike is finally de pendent) have their separate beneficial properties: trapping and natural world deal with ment; laboratory animal study; whaling and fishing; veterinary perform; agriculture and farm animal husbandry; horse racing and the possession of animal partners; the propagation of captive flora and fauna and their protection within the wild; using animals as partners and for the needs of vicarious entertainment.
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