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Farm Animal Welfare : Social, Bioethical, and Research Issues (95 Edition)

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Animals born with bones and muscles are meant to move. In modern systems of intensive agriculture, however, many animals — notably, swine, veal calves, and poultry — are rigorously confined. In this book Professor Bernard E. Rollin describes problems of animal welfare in today's agriculture, discusses the research that exists for improving these systems, and proposes topics for further study.

Rollin urges animal producers and agricultural scientists to begin now to address welfare problems. He cites the biomedical research community, which ignored issues of pain control and animal welfare until public concern led to federal legislation. Promising work has already been done in Europe, where the public has demanded that livestock not suffer. A new social ethic in the United States calls for humane agricultural systems that meet the needs and natures of the animals we use. Striking a balanced and rational approach, Rollin's thoughtful text is valuable reading for animal producers, agricultural scientists, veterinarians, animal advocates, and the general public.

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The humane treatment of animals in large-scale production facilities has become a hot-topic and is increasingly an issue of concern for American consumers. Evidence of this fact is a recent Gallup poll indicating that three out of four Americans want legislated assurance that farm animals receive proper care. Now available in paperback, Farm Animal Welfare, defines and explores this issue and reflects Rollin's personal work for farm animal welfare. Delving into all aspects of commercial production, Rollin covers the role that veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, agribusiness, and government regulation play in commercial production of farm animals.

About the Author

Rollin, Bernard E., PhD (Colorado State Univ)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part 1 The Social and Bioethical Background.

1. The New Social Ethic for Animals.

Personal Ethics and Social Ethics

Traditional Social Ethics and the Treatment of Animals.

The Inadequacy of the Traditional Ethic.

The Rise of the New Ethic.

The Nature of the Emerging Ethic: Beyond Cruelty

Evidence for the Presence of the New Ethic.

The Relevance of the New Social Ethic to Agriculture.

2. Welfare Research and Scientific Ideology.

Scientific and Producer Attitudes toward Animal Welfare

Can Animal Suffering Be Assessed Scientifically?

What Sorts of Research Should Be Undertaken?

How, Morally, Ought Welfare Research Be Conducted?

Animal Welfare and Genetic Engineering.

Part 2 Research Issues in Farm Animal Welfare.

3. The Beef Industry.

Welfare Issues in Ranching.

Branding

Castration.

Dehorning.

Cancer Eye

Cattle Handling.

Transportation.

Downer Cattle.

Slaughter

Gomer Bulls.

Feedlot Problems.

4. The Swine Industry.

Swine Behavior.

Confinement of Sows.

Modification of Existing Systems.

Development of New Systems.

Looking at Traditional Systems.

Farrowing Crates

Other Sow Welfare Problems.

Piglet Welfare.

Grower-Finishers.

Handling and Transport

Other Issues.

5. The Dairy Industry.

Ethograms for Cattle.

Calf Welfare.

Welfare Issues of Cows

Future Technology.

6. The Veal Industry.

Welfare Problems in Current Systems.

Research Issues.

7. The Poultry Industry.

Welfare Issues in Battery-Cage Egg Production.

Improving Hen Welfare.

Changing the Animal.

Cage Modification.

Alternative Systems.

Problems in Broiler Welfare.

Handling, Transportation, and Slaughter of Poultry.

8. Reflections.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813801919
Author:
Rollin, Bernard E.
Publisher:
Iowa State Press
Author:
Rollin, Bernard
Author:
Bernard, E Rollin PhD
Author:
Rollin, Bernard E., PhD
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - Food Animal
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Conservation and Animal Rights
Subject:
Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20031020
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 11 mm 9.8 oz

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Womens Health
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Veterinary Medicine
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Rights
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Conservation and Animal Rights

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"Synopsis" by , The humane treatment of animals in large-scale production facilities has become a hot-topic and is increasingly an issue of concern for American consumers. Evidence of this fact is a recent Gallup poll indicating that three out of four Americans want legislated assurance that farm animals receive proper care. Now available in paperback, Farm Animal Welfare, defines and explores this issue and reflects Rollin's personal work for farm animal welfare. Delving into all aspects of commercial production, Rollin covers the role that veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, agribusiness, and government regulation play in commercial production of farm animals.
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