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Why animals matter : animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being

Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book the author presents an illuminating and urgent argument for the need to rethink animal welfare. In the vein of Temple Grandin's work, the author 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,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Stamp Dawkins
ISBN: 9780199747511 0199747512 9787481473004 7481473005
OCLC Number: 773273279
Description: vii, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: No room on the agenda --
Seduced by words --
The trouble with anthropomorphism --
Why consciousness is harder than you think --
Consciousness unexplained --
Emotional turmoil --
Animal welfare without consciousness --
The two pillars of animal welfare --
What animals want --
Animal welfare for a small planet.
Responsibility: Marian Stamp Dawkins.

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In a world increasingly concerned with the human species and its future, Marian Stamp Dawkins argues that we need to rethink some of the fundamental questions regarding animal welfare. How are we  Read more...
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This is a sober, responsible way of making the case for animal welfare Peter Lewis, Daily Mail

 
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