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Author Caulfield, Malcolm, author.

Title Animals in Australia : use and abuse / Malcolm Caulfield.

Published Fremantle, Western Australia : Vivid Publishing, [2018]


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Physical description xi, 322 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Why care? -- Ethics, morals and politics -- Animal welfare science -- The law relating to animals -- Eating meat (and other animal use) -- Live export -- Use of animals in teaching and research -- Animals in entertainment -- Killing animals for pleasure and commercial hunting -- Consumer pressure -- Companion animals -- Wildlife and feral animals -- The way forward.
Summary As public concern for animal welfare continues to grow, this book offers a timely overview of the way animals are treated in Australia. Covering the welfare of animals used in farming, scientific research and entertainment, as well as domestic pets, feral and wild animals, discover: How the treatment of animals in the Western World has evolved over the centuries; How much influence animal use groups, especially the farming lobby, wield over animal welfare, law and science; What is revealed by a critical analysis of our use of animals as a primary food source; What our basic food needs really are; The positive and negative effects of consuming animal versus plant food products; How legal remedies can help advocates to protect animals from cruelty, neglect and exploitation.
Subject Animal welfare -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Human-animal relationships -- Australia.
Animal welfare -- Australia.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 9781925681505 (paperback)