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This important new text looks at the welfare problems and philosophical and ethical issues that are caused by changes made to an animal's telos, behaviour and physiology, both positive and negative, to make them more productive or adapted for human uses. Are We Pushing Animals to Their Biological Limits? considers a wide range of animals, including farm animals, companion animals and laboratory animals. It reviews the ethics and welfare issues of animals that have been adapted for sport, as companions, in work, as ornaments, food sources, guarding and a whole host of other human functions. This important new book sparks debate and is essential reading for all those involved in animal welfare and ethics, including veterinarians, animal scientists, animal welfare scientists and ethologists. 223 p.


Authors expertises affiliations

  • Temple Grandin. Professor of Animal Science, Livestock Handling and Behavior. Colorado State University, CO (USA).
  • Martin Whiting. European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare, Lecturer in Veterinary Ethics and Law. Royal Veterinary College (UK).

  • Publisher: CABI
  • Publication date (print): 2018-10
  • ISBN (print): 978-1-78639-054-7
  • ISBN (ebook PDF): 978-1-78639-055-4

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