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Companion Animal Ethics (Paperback) (Peter Sandu00f8e & Sandra Corr & Clare Palmer)

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"This is the first book that has set out to provide a comprehensive ethical analysis of companion animal ownership and what comes with this peculiar form of animal use. The authors are admirably placed to guide the reader through this forest, being eminent and respected in the fields of both ethics and the science of animal welfare."

Robert Hubrecht, OBE BSc PhD FSB, Scientific Director, UFAW

Companion Animal Ethics explores important ethical questions and problems that arise when humans keep animals as companions. This context raises unique questions, because unlike most forms of animal use, we can be so close to the animals that we mistake our needs for theirs.

The authors draw on a wide range of disciplines, including history, psychology, ethical and political theory, and the veterinary, behavioural and social sciences to underpin their arguments. In addition, international experts are involved in co-authoring specific chapters to ensure that the book is supported by the latest scientific findings.

Provocative and timely, Companion Animal Ethics offers illuminating insights into the ethical responsibilities and dilemmas raised by keeping animals as companions. It is important reading for those studying and practising animal science and veterinary medicine and those working in animal ethics and welfare, and is of interest to anyone who lives with an animal companion.
Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Veterinary Medicine / General
Series Title: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Peter Sandu00f8e & Sandra Corr & Clare Palmer
Language: English
Street Date: November 2, 2015
TCIN: 50340806
UPC: 9781118376690
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1303
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