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The Well-Being of Farm Animals

The Well-Being of Farm Animals

Challenges and Solutions

  • Author: G. John Benson,Bernard E. Rollin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470344784
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 378
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The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions is the first title in Blackwell Publishing Professional's groundbreaking series Issues in Animal Bioethics. This important book examines the ethical and economic importance of production animal well-being and pain management—topics of increasing concern to consumers. The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions offers veterinarians, veterinary and agriculture students, animal scientists, and food animal producers both practical methods to enhance farm animal well-being, and greater understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of those methods. With a variety of perspectives from respected experts and specialists, this book conveys new research findings and promotes valuable discourse on critical issues. Most importantly, editors Benson and Rollin provide feasible instruction to put theory into practice. The theories and applications presented in this book are likely to be legislated in the future. Therefore, it is important for veterinarians in production animal medicine to keep abreast of the latest issues in promoting animal well-being, and implement sound animal welfare methods every day. The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions provides the information veterinarians need to do both.

The Ethics of Consumption

The Ethics of Consumption

The Citizen, the Market and the Law : EurSafe 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-14 September 2013

  • Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress
  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9086862314
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 537
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We are all consumers. What we consume, how, and how much, has consequences of great moral importance for humans, animals, and the environment. Great challenges lie ahead as we are facing population growth and climate change and reduced availability of fossil fuels. It is often argued that key to meeting those challenges is changing consumption patterns among individual as well as institutions, for instance through reducing meat consumption, switching to organic or fair trade products, boycotting or 'buycotting' certain products, or consuming less overall. There is considerable disagreement regarding how to bring this about, whose responsibility it is, and even whether it is desirable. Is it a question of political initiatives, producer responsibility, the virtues and vices of individual consumers in the developed world, or something else? Many of these issues pose profound intellectual challenges at the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, economics, and several other fields. This publication brings together contributions from scholars in numerous disciplines, including philosophy, law, economics, sociology and animal welfare, who explore the theme of 'the ethics of consumption' from different angles.

Sustainable Food Production and Ethics

Sustainable Food Production and Ethics

Preprints of the 7th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics ; EurSAFE 2007, Vienna, Austria, September 13-15, 2007

  • Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress,Werner Zollitsch
  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 908686046X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 550
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Sustainability has become an issue widely debated in many countries. Given the central role of food supply and the emotional relationship that modern mankind still has to its food, sustainability is seen as a value which has to be maintained throughout food supply chains. The complexity of modern food systems invokes a variety of ethical implications which emerge from contrasts between ideals, perceptions and the conditions of technical processes within food systems, and the concerns connected to this.This book covers a broad range of aspects within the general issue of sustainable food production and ethics. Linking different academic disciplines, topics range from reflections about the roots of sustainability and the development of concepts and approaches to globalisation and resilience of food systems as well as specific ethical aspects of organic farming and animal welfare. Modern technologies which are intensely advocated by certain stakeholder groups and their societal challenges are addressed, as are many other specific cases of food production and processing, consumer perception and marketing.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Author: Christine Jakobsson
  • Publisher: Baltic University Press
  • ISBN: 9186189107
  • Category: Sustainable agriculture
  • Page: 505
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The Welfare of Cattle

The Welfare of Cattle

  • Author: Jeffrey Rushen,Anne Marie de Passillé,Marina A. G. Keyserlingk,Daniel M. Weary
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402065583
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 310
  • View: 6727
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This book covers all aspects of research into the welfare of dairy, veal and beef cattle, covering behavior, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, stockmanship, and stress physiology, as well as transport and slaughter. It also offers a detailed and critical analysis of the main indicators of animal welfare and covers the main threats to animal welfare in modern cattle production systems.

Animal Rights Without Liberation

Animal Rights Without Liberation

Applied Ethics and Human Obligations

  • Author: Alasdair Cochrane
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231504438
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8691
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Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals. Cochrane's "interest-based rights approach" weighs the interests of animals to determine which is sufficient to impose strict duties on humans. In so doing, Cochrane acknowledges that sentient animals have a clear and discernable right not to be made to suffer and not to be killed, but he argues that they do not have a prima facie right to liberty. Because most animals possess no interest in leading freely chosen lives, humans have no moral obligation to liberate them. Moving beyond theory to the practical aspects of applied ethics, this pragmatic volume provides much-needed perspective on the realities and responsibilities of the human-animal relationship.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144819069X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
  • View: 7931
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. ‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates

Farm Animal Welfare

Farm Animal Welfare

Social, Bioethical, and Research Issues

  • Author: Bernard E. Rollin
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780813801919
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 168
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Animals 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.

Organic Agriculture

Organic Agriculture

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Acram Taji,John Reganold
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643099395
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 480
  • View: 1392
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With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.

Scientific Assessment and Management of Animal Pain

Scientific Assessment and Management of Animal Pain

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Renouf Publishing Company Limited
  • ISBN: 9789290447207
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 218
  • View: 3260
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The Animal Ethics Reader

The Animal Ethics Reader

  • Author: Susan Jean Armstrong,Richard George Botzler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 646
  • View: 2470
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The second edition of The Animal Ethics Reader is the most current and comprehensive anthology of readings on the subject of animal ethics. Whilst keeping the best of the previous edition, the editors have updated readings to reflect ongoing developments and emerging issues like rehabilitation of oiled wildlife, human elephant interactions, and animal consciousness and emotion. Classic and contemporary readings are arranged thematically, carefully presenting a balanced representation of the field as it stands, and include selections from leading experts in the field. Each chapter is introduced by the editors and study questions feature at the end. The second edition also contains a new foreword by Bernard Rollin.

Book of the Year ...

Book of the Year ...

  • Author: A. Rosati,C. Mosconi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789076998671
  • Category: Animal industry
  • Page: 356
  • View: 4476
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After the experience of the first volume, The World Association for Animal Production (WAAP) continues the publication of the Book of the Year series for the benefit of animal scientists and policy makers in the field of livestock systems. The WAAP asked the best known and significant animal scientists in the world to contribute to the preparation of this book. Following the success of the first volume of the series, the WAAP Book of the Year 2003, many authors from the six continents are contributing to this 2nd volume. The importance of this publication is to have already established a worldwide reference for the animal science and production sectors. There are the usual four sections that raised much interest in the previous volume of the series. The first section has six articles, describing the changing conditions of livestock systems in each of the six continents. The second section has more than twenty papers, describing the development of the many sectors in which the animal science field has been divided. The third section, dealing with contemporary issues, is declared by our readers to be the most interesting. It allows participating authors to describe current and significant issues important in these last years for the animal science and production sectors. The statistics produced in the previous volume are updated and enhanced with new figures in this book to form the fourth section. The papers included in this book speak clearly of the development in the last twelve months in the livestock systems worldwide. Major space is also devoted to the list of references from where every author can start to deepen his knowledge.This book is essential for libraries that want their readers to be easily updated. Also scientists, policy makers and scientific writers, who need, to enhance their competence, to have the most practical way of knowing what is going on in the world in the field of livestock science and production will find this book of great value.

Index Veterinarius

Index Veterinarius

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary medicine
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 6383
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Green Nanotechnology

Green Nanotechnology

Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment

  • Author: Geoffrey B. Smith,Claes-Goran S. Granqvist
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420085334
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
  • View: 9825
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A first step in developing a clean and sustainable future is to think differently about everyday products, in particular how they influence energy use. Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment explores the science and technology of tiny structures that have a huge potential to improve quality of life while simultaneously achieving reductions in the use of fossil fuels. This book examines energy flows in nature and how the optical properties of materials can be designed to harmonize with those flows. It then discusses the properties that can be achieved in real materials to take advantage of nature’s energy flows. The authors cohesively examine a number of topics, highlighting their applications and the significance of their nano features. They provide a cursory discussion of well-reviewed subjects such as nanostructured solar cells and turn their attention to timely topics such as methods for preventing excessive temperature and approaches to passive cooling. The book identifies key materials and elucidates how their properties can be understood in terms of contemporary materials physics and chemistry. It concludes with a detailed description of a scenario for future buildings that use much less energy while also providing better comfort. A valuable side effect of most nanotechnologies is that they inherently put us in closer touch with the natural world. With broad coverage of how nanoparticles impact energy use in the built environment, this book opens readers’ eyes to a fascinating vision of how technology and nanoscience can merge and lead to commodity-scale products that help preserve our planet.

Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition

Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 1464964386
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1536
  • View: 8131
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Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Zoology. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Zoology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Zoology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

21st Century Farm Policy

21st Century Farm Policy

Challenges and Opportunities, October 30-31, 2005, Executive Summary

  • Author: Jeremy Wade Mattson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural laws and legislation
  • Page: 34
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Increasing access to agricultural extension and advisory services: How effective are new approaches in reaching women farmers in rural areas?

Increasing access to agricultural extension and advisory services: How effective are new approaches in reaching women farmers in rural areas?

  • Author: Mbo’o-Tchouawou, M., Colverson, K.E.
  • Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
  • ISBN: 9291463493
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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions: October 2013 Issue

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions: October 2013 Issue

E-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

  • Author: David South, Writer
  • Publisher: DSConsulting
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 18
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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. ISSN 2227-3905 Stories by David South UN Office for South-South Cooperation Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, agribusiness and food security, cities and urbanization and waste and recycling. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Or work with us on an insert or supplement of interest to our readers? Follow @SouthSouth1.

Nanomagnetism: Fundamentals and Applications

Nanomagnetism: Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 0080983553
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 6421
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Nanomagnetism: Fundamentals and Applications is a complete guide to the theory and practical applications of magnetism at the nanometer scale. It covers a wide range of potential applications including materials science, medicine, and the environment. A tutorial covers the special magnetic properties of nanoscale systems in various environments, from free clusters to nanostructured materials. Subsequent chapters focus on the current state of research in theory and experiment in specific areas, and also include applications of nanoscale systems to synthesizing high-performance materials and devices. The only book on nanomagnetism to cover such a wide area of applications Includes a tutorial section that covers all the fundamental theory Serves as a comprehensive guide for people entering the field