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Companion animal ethics

Author: Peter Sandoe; Clare Palmer; Sandra Corr
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Sandøe, Peter. Companion Animal Ethics
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sandoe; Clare Palmer; Sandra Corr
ISBN: 9781118376720 1118376722
OCLC Number: 923139446
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 05, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Companion Animal Ethics; 1.3 Why We Use The Terms 'Companion Animals' and 'Owners'; 1.4 The Structure of This Book; References; Chapter 1: History of Companion Animals and the Companion Animal Sector; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Early Human Relations to Companion Animals; 1.3 Animal Companions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe; 1.4 Europe and North America 1600-1950; 1.5 From the 1950s to the Present. 1.6 Are Companion Animals Benefactors or Social Parasites?Key Points; References; Chapter 2: The Development and Role of the Veterinary and Other Professions in Relation to Companion Animals; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Veterinary Profession; 2.3 Development and Role of Other Professions in Relation to Companion Animals; Key Points; References; Chapter 3: Human Attachment to Companion Animals; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 What People Do with Their Companions; 3.3 Relating to Companion Animals; 3.4 Effects on Human Health; Key Points; References; Chapter 4: Companion Animal Welfare; 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Theories About Animal Welfare4.3 From Farm Animal Welfare to Companion Animal Welfare; 4.4 Assessing the Welfare of Companion Animals; Key Points; References; Chapter 5: Theories of Companion Animal Ethics; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Contractarian Approaches --
Companion Animals Are Only Indirectly Ethically Important; 5.3 Utilitarian Approaches --
Welfare, and Only Welfare, Matters; 5.4 Deontological and Rights Approaches --
Not Only the Consequences Matter; 5.5 Contextual Approaches; 5.6 Dealing with Multiple Ethical Approaches; Key Points; References. Chapter 6: Breeding and Acquiring Companion Animals6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Breeding and Rearing Puppies and Kittens; 6.3 Welfare Concerns; 6.4 Ethical Issues; Key Points; References; Chapter 7: Selective Breeding; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Selective Breeding of Dogs and Cats; 7.3 Effects of Pedigree Breeding and Breed Standards on Welfare; 7.4 Ethical Perspectives on Breeding; 7.5 Possible Practical Solutions to Breeding of Healthier Cats and Dogs; Key Points; References; Chapter 8: Feeding and the Problem of Obesity; 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 How Is 'Fatness' Defined and Measured in Cats and Dogs, and How Many Animals Are Affected?8.3 Is This a Welfare Problem?; 8.4 Why Do Owners Allow Their Companion Animals to Become Fat?; 8.5 Whether and How to Prevent and Treat Problems with Overweight Companion Animals; Key Points; References; Chapter 9: Companion Animal Training and Behavioural Problems; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Training; 9.3 Behaviour Problems; Key Points; References; Chapter 10: Routine Neutering of Companion Animals; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Chemical Sterilisation; 10.3 Surgical Neutering and Its Impacts on Animal Welfare.
Responsibility: Peter Sandoe, Sandra Corr and Clare Palmer.

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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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