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Set of essays which investigate differing attitudes to animals in science and society. Human views of animals reflect what we have learned, through unspoken attitudes and assumptions, from our families, society, media, education and employment. This book challenges readers to question their current views, attitudes and perspectives on animals and the nature and development of the human-animal relationship. It will also encourage us to think about our relationships with other humans and animals.
List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I. Attitudes to Animals: 1. A look back in the mirror: perspectives on animals and ethics Francine L. Dolins; 2. Me and my totem: cross-cultural attitudes towards animals Phyllis Passariello; 3. Sheep in wolves' clothing? Attitudes to animals among farmers and scientists James A. Serpell; Part II. Animal Awareness: 4. The problem of animal subjectivity and its consequences for the scientific measurement of animal suffering Francoise Wemelsfelder; 5. Environmental enrichment and impoverishment: neurophysiological effects Susan D. Healy and Martin J. Tovee; 6. The behavioural requirements of farm animals for psychological well-being and survival Robert J. Young; 7. Personality and the happiness of the chimpanzee James E. King; 8. Primate cognition: evidence for the ethical treatment of primates Richard W. Byrne; Part III. Animal Welfare: 9. Animal welfare: the concept of the issues Donald M. Broom; 10. New perspectives on the design and management of captive animal environments David Shepherdson; 11. Should we let them go? Mary Ridgley; Part IV. Research and Education: 12. Humane education: the role of animal-based learning Andrew J. Petto and Karla D. Russell; 13. 'Minding animals': the role of animals in children's mental development M. Patricia Hindley; 14. Alternatives to using animals in education David Dewhurst; 15. Animals in scientific education and a reverence for life Henk Verhoog; Part V. Epilogue: The Future of Animals: 16. Human sentiment and the future of wildlife David E. Cooper; 17. In the absence of animals: power and impotence in our dealings with endangered animals Charles Bergman; Index.
'... much good material is contained in Attitudes to Animals, and I believe its readers will be challenged and informed in ways likely to increase their understanding and compassion for animals. I commend this book to the animal welfare constituency.' F. Barbara Olans, Animal Welfare '... this book presents an informative and interesting read and I would recommend it to anyone involved in using animals, either for educational or research purposes.' Alison J. Hanlon, Animal Behaviour 'This is an important book, not only for those who associate closely with animals, but for us all.' Jennifer Scott, Biologist 'Students of biology, animal sciences, veterinary science and agriculture, all need to consider their attitudes to using animals. This book will be useful not only to these students, but also to their instructors.' Judith K. Blackshaw, Anthrozoos