Early chapters of this interdisciplinary book cover changes over time in our view of animals, the principles of animal ethics, and different views of what counts as a good animal life. Later chapters apply the conceptual tools to specific issues including: food animal production, advanced veterinary treatment of pets, control of infectious diseases, wildlife management, as well as the use of animals in research.
"The book covers an impressive range of topics with accuracy and fairness. Despite its ambitious scope, the authors have achieved remarkable unity in the book, and have produced a book that is easy and pleasant to read. Their work will surely provide a major tool for rationalizing the debate about the ethics of animal use, and I commend them for their invaluable contribution." From the Foreword by Professor Bernard Rollin, Colorado State University.
- Verlag: Wiley & Sons; Wiley-Blackwell
- 1. Auflage
- Seitenzahl: 178
- Ausstattung/Bilder: 1. Auflage. 2008. 200 p. 243 mm
- Abmessung: 243mm x 171mm x 11mm
- Gewicht: 425g
- ISBN-13: 9781405151207
- ISBN-10: 140515120X
- Best.Nr.: 23562242
1. The Changing Face of Animal Ethics
2. What Are Our Duties to Animals?
3. What Is a Good Animal Life?
4. Role of Veterinarians and Other Animal Science Professionals
5. The Use of Animals in Food Production
6. Controlling Animals with Infectious Diseases
7. The Use of Animals in Experiments
8. Companion Animals
9. Animal Breeding and Biotechnology
10. Management and Use of Wild Animals
"This short book is a useful introduction to the issuesregarding animal use and to the concepts and theories used ininformed discussions about ethically appropriate uses. The authorsadopt a pluralist approach, to present the argumentsdispassionately, and in a fair and balanced way ... .Wellresearched and presents a wealth of Information." ( Agricultureand Human Values , January 2009)