This second volume of papers dealing with scientific and ethical aspects of animal welfare covers a variety of topics and areas of inves- tigation. It will be of particular interest to those readers seeking more insight into such subjects as farm animal welfare and humane husbandry systems; animal experimentation, especially in the field of psychology; and pain in animals, notably its recognition and alleviation. Several of our selections deal with very specific subjects that are germane to animal welfare: the use of T-61 for euthanizing cats and dogs, a new humane method of stunning for livestock and poultry, an innovative alternative to killing animals for rabies diagnosis, alterna- tives to aversive procedures in teaching experimental psychology, and the need for improved theoretical modeling in animal experimentation and research design. Following the precedent set in the first volume of Advances in Animal Welfare Science, we have included several papers dealing with people's attitudes toward animals.
These papers range from a consider- ation of cultural influences and veterinary ethics to an examination of anthropomorphism, to a discussion of the linkage between the environ- mental politics and perceptions of the Green Movement and animal welfare and rights. We wish to express our gratitude to the Manuscript Review Commit- tee for the excellent work they have done and to the twenty contributors to this volume which we believe will do much to advance the science of animal welfare, and the well-being of animals under man's dominion.
List of Contents.- I. Farm Animals.- Cardiac Arrest Stunning of Livestock and Poultry.- The Definition, Current Knowledge, and Implementation of Welfare for Farm Animals.- The Attainment of Humane Housing for Farm Livestock.- II. Laboratory Animals.- Animal Pain.- The Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Animals.- T-61 Use in Euthanasia of Domestic Animals: A Survey.- Ethical Aspects of Animal Experimentation.- Animal Pain.- Animal Experimentation in the Psychology Setting.- Three Blind Mice, See How They Run: A Critique of Behavioral Research with Animals.- Alternatives to Aversive Procedures with Animals in the Psychology Teaching Setting.- Anthropomorphism is not a Four-Letter Word.- Alternatives.- The Imbalance Between Experiment and Theory in Biology: The Need for Theory-Directed Modeling.- Applications of Laboratory Technology in the Evaluation of the Risk of Rabies Transmissions by Biting Dogs and Cats.- III. Veterinary Ethics.- To Write a Theriatric Oath.- Veterinary Conduct and Animal Welfare.- IV. Attitudes Towards Animals.- The Green Movement: Implications for Animals.- Human Perceptions of Animals and Animal Awareness: The Cultural Dimension.- Is Man's Infliction of Suffering on Animals Immoral?.- Instructions to Authors.
Series: Advances in Animal Welfare Science
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th April 1986
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.61
Weight (kg): 0.64