Part I Animal Welfare in Context 1
1 Animals and Moral Concern 9
2 Animals in the Human Mind 24
3 A Good Life for Animals 41
4 A Science of Animal Welfare? 61
Part II Studying Animal Welfare 79
5 Disease, Injury and Production 84
6 ‘Stress’ 104
7 Abnormal Behaviour 125
8 Affective States 146
9 ‘Natural’ Living 169
10 Preferences and Motivation 191
Part III Drawing Conclusions about Animal Welfare 217
11 How Do the Different Measures Relate to Each Other? 222
12 Selecting and Combining Criteria of Animal Welfare 241
13 Animal Welfare, Values and Mandated Science 260
"David Fraser takes an historical framework of modem animal welfare. This outlook provides past views of empirical, ethical, and cultural perspectives that have shaped today's stance on animal care." (Animal Keepers' Forum, September 2009)
"[This book] is truly a seminal text for laypersons and professionals to aid them in Understanding Animal Welfare. The author provides many examples of point-counterpoint arguments that have been made regarding the status of animals and the ranges of acceptable welfare requirements as viewed or stated during those debates." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 2009)
"This remarkable book demonstrates how to ask the proper questions and proposes several answers." (The Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, May 2009)
"The science in its cultural context provides a fresh approach to any studying or working in animal welfare science, and for college-level libraries catering to them. Modern welfare issues are surveyed in a coverage of highlights of issues and ideas from a range of disciplines, from science to moral issues. A key text for college libraries." (Midwest Book Review, March 2009)
"It will probably become recognized as a primary source on historical and cultural attitudes, behaviour and beliefs on animal welfare." (Experimental Agriculture, 2009)
“The book is beautifully written in an easy to read conversational style with interesting photographs and diagrams. The discussion of animals in religion, art and literature is fascinating” Australian Veterinary Journal, Volume 95, Issue 8, August 2017
- An impressive historical narrative of the genesis and growth of animal welfare as a scientific discipline.
- Encompasses ideas from a variety of disciplines to give a broad perspective of the topic.
- Discusses methods of measuring animal welfare and their strengths and limitations.
- Written by one of the pioneers of animal welfare science with considerable experience and understanding of the issues.