Part of a major animal welfare series, Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden is John Webster’s new and groundbreaking work on animal welfare. Building on his first book, the highly acclaimed Animal Welfare: A Cool Eye Towards Eden, it not only critically reviews areas of development, but looks to how animal welfare can be improved in the future.
Special consideration is given to:
· Defining animal welfare (‘fit and happy’) and establishing a systematic approach for its evaluation (the ‘five freedoms’);
· Providing a sound ethical framework that affords proper respect to animals within the broader context of our duties as citizens to the welfare of society;
· Developing comprehensive, robust protocols for assessing animal welfare and the provisions that constitute good husbandry;
· Introducing an education policy that will increase human awareness of animal welfare problems and promote action to reduce suffering.