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Call # HV4704 .A52 2006
Title Animals, ethics, and trade : the challenge of animal sentience / edited by Jacky Turner and Joyce D'Silva
Imprint London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006
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Descript. xxvi, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary/Abstract "Modern urban life cuts us off from direct connection with the animal world, yet daily the lives of millions of animals are affected by what we consume and wear and what we trade in. The use of animals for food, labour and pleasure pursuits has long been justified with the assumption that unlike humans, animals aren't fully sentient beings. In recent years, however, science has revealed an astonishing array of complex animal behaviour, and scientists and policy makers now accept that the animals we make use of are indeed conscious, with preferences and intentions. The implications for our culture of factory farming, fast food and rainforest liquidation are staggering. In this powerful book, internationally renowned experts on animal behaviour and agriculture such as Jane Goodall, Tim Lang and Vandana Shiva are brought together with ethicists, religious scholars, international industry and regulators for the first time to debate these critical issues and tackle the profound implications of animal sentience." "The first sections discuss scientific and ethical perspectives on the consciousness, emotions and mental abilities of animals. Later sections address how human activities such as science, law, religion, farming, food production, trade, development and education respect or ignore animals' sentience and welfare, and review the options for changes in our policies, our practices and our thinking. The result is nothing less than a stark and necessary look into the heart of humanity and the ethics that govern our animal powered society. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses
Consciousness in animals -- Congresses
Perception in animals -- Congresses
Alt Author Turner, Jacky
D'Silva, Joyce
OCLC # 63136978
Table of Contents
 List of Contributors 
 About This Book 
 List of Acronyms and Abbreviations 
 Introduction / Joyce D'Silva 
Part 1Animal Sentience: Evidence and Interpretations1
1The Sentience of Chimpanzees and Other Animals / Jane Goodall3
2The Distribution of the Capacity for Sentience in the Animal Kingdom / James K. Kirkwood12
3Animal Emotions and Animal Sentience and Why They Matter: Blending 'Science Sense' with Common Sense, Compassion and Heart / Marc Bekoff27
4Animal Welfare: What is the Role of Science? / Peter Sandoe, Stine B. Christiansen, Bjorn Forkman41
Part 2Ethics, Law and Science53
5Educating Scientists About Ethics / Michael J. Reiss55
6What Prevents Us From Recognizing Animal Sentience? / Andrew Linzey68
7Sentience and Rights / Tom Regan79
8Entitling Non-human Animals to Fundamental Legal Rights on the Basis of Practical Autonomy / Steven M. Wise87
9Animal Welfare Legislation in China: Public Understanding and Education / Song Wei101
10The Evolving Animal Rights and Welfare Debate in China: Political and Social Impact Analysis / Peter J. Li111
11Islamic Philosophy on Animal Rights / Mahfouz Azzam129
12The Ethical Matrix as a Decision-making Tool, with Specific Reference to Animal Sentience / Ben Mepham134
Part 3Implications for Farming and Food Production147
13Ideals and Realities: What Do We Owe to Farm Animals? / John Webster149
14Animal Sentience in US Farming / Michael C. Appleby159
15McDonald's: Progressing Global Standards in Animal Welfare / Keith Kenny166
16Respecting Animal Sentience in Organic Farming / Patrick Holden175
17The Welfare of Animals Bred for Their Fur in China / Ros Clubb180
18The Implications of Agricultural Globalization in India / Vandana Shiva193
19Sustainable Development and Animal Welfare: The Neglected Dimension / Kate Rawles208
Part 4Animal Sentience in International Policy217
20Outlawed in Europe: Animal Protection Progress in the European Union / David B. Wilkins219
21Why China is Waking Up to Animal Welfare / Paul Littlefair225
22Animal Welfare and Economic Development: A Financial Institution Perspective / Oliver Ryan238
23The International Animal Welfare Role of the Office International des Epizooties: The World Organization for Animal Health / A. C. David Bayvel248
24Achieving Access to Ethical Food: Animal and Human Health Come Together / Tim Lang261
25Conclusion / Joyce D'Silva273
 Annex: Further contributions to the conference 'Darwin to Dawkins: The Science and Implications of Animal Sentience'276