Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals

By: M.C. Appleby (editor), L. Garces (editor), J. Turner (editor), V. Cussen (editor), J Turner (editor), L. A. Lambert (editor)Hardback

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Around 60 billion animals are bred for food each year worldwide and more than a billion are transported, often over long distances, every week. However, awareness and understanding of animal welfare, the factors that affect it and the correlation between it and other issues such as food safety and quality are increasing. Long distance transport can cause both physical and mental problems in animals and promoting animal welfare will be beneficial to both the animals and the agricultural and processing industries.In conjunction with a global coalition of NGOs working on animal transport and welfare, this volume brings together studies from well known animal scientists and researchers to review the implications and necessity of long distance animal transport for slaughter. Authoritative reports on regional practices are combined with discussions of the science, economics, legislation and procedures involved in this practice. This review will be essential for researchers and professionals within animal production and welfare as well as veterinary science.

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Michael C. Appleby, Phd., is an Animal Welfare Policy Advisor at the World Society for the Protection of Animals in London, U.K. Victoria A. Cussen, MSc. is a Research Manager at the World Society for the Protection of Animals in London, U.K.


Foreword by Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, USA; 1. Science of Animal Welfare, M C Appleby, World Society for the Protection of Animals, UK; 2. Economic Aspects, AgraCEAS Consulting LDT, University of London, UK; 3. Physiology of Disease, X Manteca, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; 4. Meat Quality, G A Maria, University of Zaragoza, Spain; 5. Enforcement of Transportation Regulations: The EU as Case Study, V A Cussen, World Society for the Protection of Animals, UK; 6. The Welfare of Livestock During Sea Transport, C Phillips, University of Queensland, Australia; 7. The Welfare of Livestock During Road Transport, D Broom (and colleagues), Cambridge University Animal Welfare Information Centre, UK; 8. Africa, K Menzer, The Cadmus Group, USA; 9. North America, M Enderbretson, Born Free USA, united with Animal Protection Institute; 10. South America, C Gallo and T A Tadich, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile; 11. Asia, L Collins and P Brooke, Compassion in World Farming, UK; 12. Australia and New Zealand, M Fischer, Kotare Bioethics, New Zealand; B Jones, RSPCA Australia; 13. Europe, S Corson, Positive Pet Behaviour, UK; L Anderson, ANNEX Consultancy, UK; 14. Middle East, A Rahman, Commonwealth Veterinary Association, India.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/02/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781845934033
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781845934033
  • weight: 1208
  • ISBN10: 1845934032

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