Animal Breeding, Welfare and Society by Jacky Turner

By Jacky Turner

The choice of while, how, how frequently and with whom an animal breeds is relocating quickly clear of evolutionary pressures and in the direction of human reasons: those contain the breeding of round 50 billion mammals and birds for nutrition construction every year, the breeding of pedigree canines and cats, racing canines and horses, specialized laboratory animal lines and using reproductive technological know-how to preserve endangered species or breeds and to restrict undesirable populations of pests and non-native species. however the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives were insufficiently tested through both execs or the general public.

This e-book discusses the tools, the motivations and the implications of human intervention in animal breeding when it comes to animal well-being, behaviour and wellbeing and fitness. It explores the place we're now and the alternatives forward, and appears to a destiny the place we now have extra admire for animals as sentient beings and the place shall we loosen the reins of reproductive control.

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