The Future of Animal Farming
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Future of Animal Farming by Marian Stamp Dawkins
Book DescriptionDoes animal welfare have a place in sustainable farming, or do the demands of a rising human population and the threat of climate change mean that the interests of animals must be put aside? Can we improve the way we keep animals and still feed the world - or is it a choice between ethics and economics? The aim of this book is to challenge the "them-and-us" thinking that sets the interests of humans and farm animals against each other and to show that to be really "sustainable," farming needs to include, not ignore, animal welfare. The authors of this remarkable book come from a diversity of backgrounds: industry, animal welfare organizations, academic institutions, and practical farming. They are united in arguing that farm animals matter and that sustainable farming must have animal welfare at its ethical core, along with the production of healthy, affordable food and care for the environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405177825
(237mm x 159mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marian Stamp Dawkins
Why Animals Matter, Hardback (March 2012)
In a world increasingly concerned with the human species and its future, Marian Stamp Dawkins argues that we need to rethink some of the fundamental questions regarding animal welfare. How are we justified in projecting human emotions on to animals? What kind of mental lives do they have? What can science tell us about their quality of life?
Introduction to Animal Behaviour, Hardback (March 2012)
A beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behaviour, this revised and updated edition is now in full colour.
Future of Animal Farming, Hardback (April 2008)View all books by Marian Stamp Dawkins
Written by world-leading experts in farming, animal behaviour, food production, animal welfare, and ethics Foreword by Peter Singer This is the first book to seriously examine the farming of animals and to recommend future practice from an ethical, environmental, economic, and sustainable viewpoint.
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Author Biography - Marian Stamp Dawkins
Marian Stamp Dawkins is Professor of Animal Behaviour in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford and Vice-Principal of Somerville College, Oxford. As a graduate student, she was supervised by Niko Tinbergen, the Nobel Prize winning pioneer of the study of animal behaviour. She has a long-standing interest in the study of animal welfare and the practical application of research to commercial farming. Roland Bonney is a Director of the Food Animal Initiative and a main board Director of the Benchmark Holdings group. He has more than twenty years of professional farming experience, from New Zealand, Australia and the UK, and set up his own agricultural business based on arable, sheep and cattle production in Wiltshire, UK. He is committed to driving progress towards sustainable agriculture that delivers good animal welfare and conserves the environment, while feeding people and providing farmers with a viable income.
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