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Companion Animal Ethics
Ethics and welfare
  1. Karen Hiestand

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Peter Sandøe, Sandra Corr and Clare Palmer 288 pages, paperback, £34.99. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. ISBN 978 1 118 37669 0

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CONCERN for welfare in companion animals has historically been overshadowed by social debate over welfare in the production sector. While ground- breaking animal welfare concepts such as the Five Freedoms originated from large animal concerns, there is an increasing and timely interest in considering the welfare of those individuals and species that humans choose to spend their lives with.

This book provides an excellent introduction to the field. It begins with a history of animals as human companions, the human-animal …

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