Farm Animal Welfare
By (author) Bernard E. Rollin
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Farm Animal Welfare by Bernard E. Rollin
Book DescriptionAnimals born with bones and muscles are meant to move. In modern systems of intensive agriculture, however, many animals -- notably, swine, veal calves, and poultry -- are rigorously confined. In this book Professor Bernard E. Rollin describes problems of animal welfare in today's agriculture, discusses the research that exists for improving these systems, and proposes topics for further study. Rollin urges animal producers and agricultural scientists to begin now to address welfare problems. He cites the biomedical research community, which ignored issues of pain control and animal welfare until public concern led to federal legislation. Promising work has already been done in Europe, where the public has demanded that livestock not suffer. A new social ethic in the United States calls for humane agricultural systems that meet the needs and natures of the animals we use. Striking a balanced and rational approach, Rollin's thoughtful text is valuable reading for animal producers, agricultural scientists, veterinarians, animal advocates, and the general public.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813801919
(229mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernard E. Rollin
Equine Welfare, Paperback (March 2011)
A rational exploration of the ethical and welfare issues in all areas of equine use. This book addresses controversial and emotive issues surrounding these iconic creatures, providing a reliable source of information to support informed debate.
Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics, Paperback (September 2006)
One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession's obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society.
Animal Rights and Human Morality, Paperback (August 2006)» View all books by Bernard E. Rollin
Gives sensitive yet honest and forthright approach to the many disquieting questions surrounding the emotional debate over animal rights. This work includes a chapter on animal agriculture, and discusses animal law, companion animal issues, genetic engineering, animal pain, animal research, and other topics.
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Author Biography - Bernard E. Rollin
Rollin, Bernard E., PhD (Colorado State Univ)
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