Animal welfare issues are becoming increasingly prominent in animal production, for both economic and moral reasons. This book presents a clear understanding of the relationship between the welfare of major food animal species and their physiology, and the direct impact this has on meat quality. This new edition focuses on recent research and developments and also looks into welfare in aquaculture.
is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin's work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behaviour, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behaviour have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In the North America half, the cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGO's. She has swards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.
1: Animal Welfare and the Meat Market 2: Animal Welfare in Developing Countries 3: Genetics and Animal Welfare 4: Cattle 5: Sheep 6: Pigs 7: Poultry and Rabbits 8: Aquaculture 9: Other Species 10: Livestock Presentation and Welfare Before Slaughter 11: Stunning and Slaughter 12: Meat Quality 13: Implementing Effective Animal Welfare Auditing Programs, by Temple Grandin 14: The Future