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 field of animal welfare science. David Fraser 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. 336 p.
- David Fraser, One of the Pioneers of Animal Welfare Science, Advisor to many international organizations, Currently Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare. University of British Columbia (Canada).
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
- Publication date (print): 2008-09
- ISBN (print): 978-1-405-13695-2
- ISBN (ebook): 978-1-118-69736-8 (2013-03)