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Why Animals Matter

Why Animals Matter

Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-being

  • Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199587825
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 209
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Presents an urgent argument for the need to rethink animal welfare. In the vein of Temple Grandin's work, Dawkins explains that this welfare must be made to work in practice to have any effect, and cannot be tinged by anthropomorphism and claims of animal consciousness, which lack firm empirical evidence and are often freighted with controversy and high emotions. Instead, animal-welfare efforts must focus on science and on fully appreciating the critical role animals play in human welfare. With growing concern over such issues as climate change and food shortages, how we treat those animals on which we depend for survival needs to be put squarely on the public agenda.

Are Dolphins Really Smart?

Are Dolphins Really Smart?

The Mammal Behind the Myth

  • Author: Justin Gregg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019966045X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 301
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Justin Gregg weighs up the claims made about dolphin intelligence and seperates scientific fact from fiction.

Handbuch Tierethik

Handbuch Tierethik

Grundlagen – Kontexte – Perspektiven

  • Author: Johann S. Ach,Dagmar Borchers
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3476054020
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 363
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Das Handbuch führt ein in zentrale Begriffe, Konzeptionen, Themen- und Problemfelder der Tierethik. Neben der Geschichte der Tierethik, relevanten Konzepten und Theorien sowie einer Bandbreite unterschiedlicher Anwendungskontexte findet sich auch eine Darstellung der Tierphilosophie und ihrer wichtigsten Fragestellungen. Das Handbuch will darüber hinaus auch die sich in aktuellen Diskussionen und Kontroversen abzeichnenden Perspektiven der Tierethik umfassend vorstellen. Ziel des Handbuchs ist es, das breite Spektrum inhaltlicher und begrifflicher Aspekte der historischen und gegenwärtigen Tierethik zu reflektieren und einen Einblick in den aktuellen Diskussionsstand zu geben.

Disziplinierte Tiere?

Disziplinierte Tiere?

Perspektiven der Human-Animal Studies für die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen

  • Author: Reingard Spannring,Karin Schachinger,Gabriela Kompatscher,Alejandro Boucabeille
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839425182
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 394
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Nichtmenschliche Tiere wurden bislang in den Human-, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften aufgrund des vorherrschenden Anthropozentrismus, der radikalen Ablehnung jeglichen Anthropomorphismus sowie des biologischen Essentialismus kaum berücksichtigt. Die Beziehungsformen zwischen nichtmenschlichen Tieren und Menschen sind historisch, kulturell, aber auch innergesellschaftlich sehr heterogen, ambivalent und widersprüchlich; ihre Wechselbeziehungen sind multidimensional. Angesichts dessen stellen die Beiträge des Bandes die Frage danach, was die Berücksichtigung nichtmenschlicher Tiere und der Tier-Mensch-Beziehungen für die jeweilige wissenschaftliche Disziplin bedeutet und welche Herausforderungen sich für deren Forschungsfelder, Theorien und Methoden ergeben. Mit Vorworten der beiden Ethologen Marc Bekoff und Kurt Kotrschal.

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation

  • Author: Marc Bekoff
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1608682196
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 400
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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.

Animals Matter

Animals Matter

A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

  • Author: Marc Bekoff
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834825871
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do. They get hurt, they suffer, they are happy, and they take care of each other. Marc Bekoff, a renowned biologist specializing in animal minds and emotions, guides readers from high school age up—including older adults who want a basic introduction to the topic—in looking at scientific research, philosophical ideas, and humane values that argue for the ethical and compassionate treatment of animals. Citing the latest scientific studies and tackling controversies with conviction, he zeroes in on the important questions, inviting reader participation with "thought experiments" and ideas for action. Among the questions considered: • Are some species more valuable or more important than others? • Do some animals feel pain and suffering and not others? • Do animals feel emotions? • Should endangered animals be reintroduced to places where they originally lived? • Should animals be kept in captivity? • Are there alternatives to using animals for food, clothing, cosmetic testing, and dissection in the science classroom? • What can we learn by imagining what it feels like to be a dog or a cat or a mouse or an ant? • What can we do to make a difference in animals’ quality of life? Bekoff urges us not only to understand and protect animals—especially those whose help we want for our research and other human needs—but to love and respect them as our fellow beings on this planet that we all want to share in peace.

Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1984

Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1984

  • Author: M.W. Fox,Linda D. Mickley
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400949987
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 216
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This book, the first in an annual series, written by academicians scientists, philosophers and others-is not intended exclusively for an imal welfarists and conservationists. Since it is written* by scholars, it will appeal to a wide range of academic and professional readers who are involved with animals for scientific, economic, altruistic, and other reasons. While this first volume cannot cover the entire spectrum of animal welfare science-related topics, it does, in its diversity of con tributions, demonstrate the multi-faceted and interdisciplinary nature of the subject of this new series. Indeed, animals are as much an integral part of society as we are dependent upon them. The many interfaces between us and the billions of animals under our dominion (as well as the environment upon which the welfare of human and non-human animals alike is ultimately de pendent) have their separate features: trapping and wildlife manage ment; laboratory animal research; whaling and fishing; veterinary practice; agriculture and farm animal husbandry; horse racing and the ownership of animal companions; the propagation of captive wildlife and their preservation in the wild; the use of animals as companions and for the purposes of vicarious entertainment.

Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral

Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral

  • Author: Michael Tomasello
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 351874822X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 282
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Die Evolution des menschlichen Moralbewusstseins gehört zu den großen Rätseln der Wissenschaft. Es hat die Phantasie von Generationen von Forschern beflügelt, zahlreiche Theorien liegen auf dem Tisch, aber die Frage »Woher kommt die Moral?« ist nach wie vor offen. In Fortschreibung seiner faszinierenden Naturgeschichte des Menschen legt nun Michael Tomasello eine Antwort vor. Gestützt auf jahrzehntelange empirische Forschungen, rekonstruiert er die Entstehung des einzigartigen menschlichen Sinns für Werte und Normen als einen zweistufigen Prozess. Dieser beginnt vor einigen hunderttausend Jahren, als die frühen Menschen gemeinsame Sache machen mussten, um zu überleben; und er endet beim modernen, ultrakooperativen homo sapiens sapiens, der beides besitzt: Eine Moralität der zweiten Person, die unseren Umgang mit dem je einzelnen Gegenüber prägt, und eine gruppenbezogene »objektive« Moral, die sagt, was hier bei »uns« als gut oder gerecht gilt. In der Tradition von Mead, Kohlberg und Piaget zeigt Tomasello außerdem, wie sich die individuelle Moralentwicklung in einer bereits normengesättigten Welt vollzieht. Und so ist Eine Naturgeschichte der menschlichen Moral der derzeit wohl umfassendste Versuch zu verstehen, wie wir das geworden sind, was nur wir sind: genuin moralische Wesen.

Indicators Relevant to Farm Animal Welfare

Indicators Relevant to Farm Animal Welfare

A Seminar in the CEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Animal Welfare, organized by Dr. D. Smidt, and held in Mariensee, 9–10 November 1982

  • Author: D. Smidt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400967381
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 251
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The CEC-seminar on "Indicators relevant to Animal Welfare" was held on November 9 - 10, 1982 at the Institut fUr Tierzucht und Tierverhalten, Mariensee, of the Bundesforschungsanstal t fUr Landwirtschaft (FAL) - It was the intention of this meeting to outline the present state of know ledge on proven and potential indicators and to discuss their applica bility in the assessment of farm animal management systems. After an introduction of the legal and material aspects of animal welfare, the following topics were dealt with : - Significance of indicators relevant to animal welfare - Integrated systems of indicators relevant to animal welfare - Applicability of indicators in animal welfare research and control procedures. The concluding discussion focussed on the applicability of indicators in science and in practice. As a result of the seminar, the presently known indicators can be grouped into the following categories : - indicators already being applied to animal welfare assessment in prac tice, such as morbidity and mortality, technopathies, behavioural aberrations and production performances; - indicators of high sensitivity, such as physiological criteria, which as yet are too demanding for general application; - indicators still under investigation for their reliability. It became also evident that the continuous integration of indicators into canprehensive assessment systems promises an ever improving judgement of animal welfare problems. The proceedings will be of substantial value to the CEC in the pursuit of animal welfare problems.

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
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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.

Verhaltensforschung

Verhaltensforschung

Eine Einführung

  • Author: A. Manning
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9783540096436
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 322
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Species Matters

Species Matters

Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

  • Author: Marianne DeKoven,Michael Lundblad
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231526830
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars have resisted arguments that add "species" to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other human-identity categories as a site for critical analysis. Species Matters considers whether cultural studies should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether, in turn, animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory. The contributors to this volume explore these issues particularly in relation to the "humane" treatment of animals and various human groups and the implications, both theoretical and practical, of blurring the distinction between "the human" and "the animal." They address important questions raised by the history of representing humans as the only animal capable of acting humanely and provide a framework for reconsidering the nature of humane discourse, whether in theory, literary and cultural texts, or current advocacy movements outside of the academy.

Zoopolis

Zoopolis

Eine politische Theorie der Tierrechte

  • Author: Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518734326
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 608
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Massentierhaltung, Fleischskandale, Tierversuche – unser Umgang mit Tieren ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, für das sich lediglich Aktivisten oder Ethiker interessieren, sondern steht im Fokus breiter öffentlicher Debatten. Allerdings konzentrieren sich die Diskussionen zumeist auf Fragen der Moral, darauf, welche moralischen Rechte und Interessen wir Tieren aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten – zum Beispiel Schmerzen zu empfinden – zuschreiben müssen und welche moralischen Pflichten sich daraus für uns ergeben. Sue Donaldson und Will Kymlicka gehen weit darüber hinaus und behaupten, dass Tiere auch politische Rechte haben. Im Rückgriff auf avancierte Theorien der Staatsbürgerschaft argumentieren sie dafür, ihnen neben unverletzlichen Grundrechten einen je gruppenspezifischen politischen Status zuzusprechen. Das heißt konkret: Bürgerrechte für domestizierte Tiere, Souveränität für Gemeinschaften von Wildtieren sowie ein »Stammgastrecht« für jene, die zwar nicht domestiziert sind, aber in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu uns leben. »Zoopolis« macht auf so kluge wie eindringliche Weise ernst mit der Tatsache, dass wir mit den Tieren untrennbar verbunden sind. Elegant und keineswegs nur für Spezialisten geschrieben, entwirft es eine neue, folgenreiche Agenda für das künftige Zusammenleben mit diesen Geschöpfen, denen wir mehr schulden als unser Mitleid. Das Tier, so sagt dieses Buch, ist ein genuin politisches Wesen. Wir schulden ihm auch Gerechtigkeit.

Animal welfare

Animal welfare

proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, XXIV World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

  • Author: John Seamer,Fred W. Quimby
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780951861400
  • Category: Animal welfare
  • Page: 474
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb

Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb

A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

  • Author: Rod Preece
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135946981
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The AV Magazine

The AV Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Animal welfare
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 6993
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Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural engineering
  • Page: N.A
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Proceedings - Vertebrate Pest Conference

Proceedings - Vertebrate Pest Conference

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural pests
  • Page: N.A
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A New technological era for American agriculture

A New technological era for American agriculture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428909656
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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