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Attitudes to Animals : Views in Animal Welfare - Francine L. Dolins

Attitudes to Animals

Views in Animal Welfare

By: Francine L. Dolins (Editor)

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Published: 19th April 1999
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Attitudes to Animals provides a foundation that the reader can use to make ethical choices about animals. It will challenge readers to question their current views, attitudes, and perspectives on animals and the nature and development of the human-animal relationship. Human perspectives on the human-animal relationship reflect what we have learned, together with spoken and unspoken attitudes and assumptions, from our families, societies, media, education, and employment. This thought-provoking book delves into what it means to be human, what it means to be animal, and the nature of the relationship between them. This is accomplished with philosophical and ethical discussions, scientific evidence, and dynamic theoretical approaches.

'... much good material is contained in Attitudes to Animals, and I believe its readers will be challenged and informed in ways likely to increase their understanding and compassion for animals. I commend this book to the animal welfare constituency.' F. Barbara Olans, Animal Welfare '... this book presents an informative and interesting read and I would recommend it to anyone involved in using animals, either for educational or research purposes.' Alison J. Hanlon, Animal Behaviour 'This is an important book, not only for those who associate closely with animals, but for us all.' Jennifer Scott, Biologist 'Students of biology, animal sciences, veterinary science and agriculture, all need to consider their attitudes to using animals. This book will be useful not only to these students, but also to their instructors.' Judith K. Blackshaw, Anthrozoos

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Attitudes to Animals
A look back in the mirror: perspectives on animals and ethics
Me and my totem: cross-cultural attitudes towards animals Phyllis Passariello
Sheep in wolves' clothing? Attitudes to animals among farmers and scientists
Animal Awareness
The problem of animal subjectivity and its consequences for the scientific measurement of animal suffering Francoise Wemelsfelder
Environmental enrichment and impoverishment: neurophysiological effects
The behavioural requirements of farm animals for psychological well-being and survival
Personality and the happiness of the chimpanzee
Primate cognition: evidence for the ethical treatment of primates
Animal Welfare
Animal welfare: the concept of the issues
New perspectives on the design and management of captive animal environments
Should we let them go?
Research and Education
Humane education: the role of animal-based learning
'Minding animals': the role of animals in children's mental development
Alternatives to using animals in education
Animals in scientific education and a reverence for life
Epilogue: The Future of Animals
Human sentiment and the future of wildlife
In the absence of animals: power and impotence in our dealings with endangered animals
Index
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ISBN: 9780521479066
ISBN-10: 0521479061
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 19th April 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45