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The Welfare of Invertebrate Animals

The Welfare of Invertebrate Animals (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

Edited by Carere, Claudio
Edited by Mather, Jennifer

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This book is devoted to the welfare of invertebrates, which make up 99% of animal species on earth. Addressing animal welfare, we do not often think of invertebrates; in fact we seldom consider them to be deserving of welfare evaluation. And yet we should. Welfare is a broad conc...ern for any animal that we house, control or utilize - and we utilize invertebrates a lot. The Authors start with an emphasis on the values of non-vertebrate animals and discuss the need for a book on the present topic. The following chapters focus on specific taxa, tackling questions that are most appropriate to each one. What is pain in crustaceans, and how might we prevent it? How do we ensure that octopuses are not bored? What do bees need to thrive, pollinate our plants and give us honey? Since invertebrates have distinct personalities and some social animals have group personalities, how do we consider this? And, as in the European Union's application of welfare consideration to cephalopods, how do the practical regulatory issues play out? We have previously relegated invertebrates to the category `things' and did not worry about their treatment. New research suggest that some invertebrates such as cephalopods and crustaceans can have pain and suffering, might also have consciousness and awareness. Also, good welfare is going to mean different things to spiders, bees, corals, etc. This book is taking animal welfare in a very different direction. Academics and students of animal welfare science, those who keep invertebrates for scientific research or in service to the goals of humans, as well as philosophers will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.
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ISBN 9783030139469
Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2019
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Series Animal Welfare (part: 18)
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ISBN-13 9783030139469
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Imprint Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2019
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition 1st ed. 2019th
Author(s) Edited by Carere, Claudio
Edited by Mather, Jennifer
Series Animal Welfare (part: 18)
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy Of Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Worms & Related Fauna
Veterinary Science
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 592
Weight 571g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly