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Companion Animal Ethics

Companion Animal Ethics

Peter Sandøe, Sandra Corr, Clare Palmer

ISBN: 978-1-118-37672-0

Aug 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

288 pages

$43.99

Description

Companion Animal Ethics explores the important ethical questions and problems that arise as a result of humans keeping animals as companions.

  • The first comprehensive book dedicated to ethical and welfare concerns surrounding companion animals
  • Scholarly but still written in an accessible and engaging style
  • Considers the idea of animal companionship and why it should matter ethically
  • Explores problems associated with animals sharing human lifestyles and homes, such as obesity, behavior issues, selective breeding, over-treatment, abandonment, euthanasia and environmental impacts
  • Offers insights into practical ways of improving ethical standards relating to animal companions

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Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1. History of Companion Animals and the Companion Animal Sector

Chapter 2. The development and role of the veterinary and other professions in relation to companion animals

Chapter 3. Human Attachment to Companion Animals

Chapter 4. Companion Animal Welfare

Chapter 5. Theories of Companion Animal Ethics

Chapter 6. Breeding and Acquiring Companion Animals

Chapter 7. Selective breeding

Chapter 8: Feeding - and the Problem of Obesity

Chapter 9. Companion Animal Training and Behavioural Problems

Chapter 10. Routine Neutering of Companion Animals

Chapter 11. Performing convenience surgery: tail docking, ear cropping, debarking and declawing

Chapter 12. Treating ill animals, and end-of-life issues

Chapter 13. Unwanted and unowned companion animals

Chapter 14. Ethics and Broader Impacts of Companion Animals

Chapter 15. Other Companions

Chapter 16. Companion animals and the future

"This book provides ample food for thought for anyone involved in the animal sector to engage in reflection of their views by clearly working through important ethical questions commonly encountered in companion animal interaction and medicine in particular. It would make a valuable contribution to any practising veterinarian’s library, and I would even suggest it to be essential reading for many." (Veterinary Record 2016)
This
book provides ample food for thought
for anyone involved in the animal sector
to engage in reflection of their views by
clearly working through important ethical
questions commonly encountered in
companion animal interaction and medicine
in particular. It would make a valuable
contribution to any practising veterinarian’s
library, and I would even suggest it to be
essential reading for many.