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Understanding animal welfare
  • D. Fraser
  • Economics, Psychology
    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
  • 19 August 2008
In debates about the welfare of animals, different people have tended to emphasize different concerns. Some emphasize the basic health and functioning of animals, especially freedom from disease and
A scientific conception of animal welfare that reflects ethical concerns.
Scientific research on 'animal welfare' began because of ethical concerns over the quality of life of animals, and the public looks to animal welfare research for guidance regarding these concerns.
Assessing animal welfare at the farm and group level: the interplay of science and values
In the social debate about animal welfare we can identify three different views about how animals should be raised and how their welfare should be judged: (1) the view that animals should be raised
Effects of three types of free-stall surfaces on preferences and stall usage by dairy cows.
TLDR
Two experiments testing the effects of commonly used lying surfaces on stall preference and stall usage by Holstein cows indicate that (1) free stall surface can affect both stall preferences andstall usage, and (2) mattresses are less preferred.
The Effect of Housing and Handling Practices on the Welfare, Behaviour and Selection of Domestic Cats (Felis sylvestris catus) by Adopters in an Animal Shelter
TLDR
The results suggest that consistent handling combined with a range of improved housing options can improve the chances of adoption for adult cats, perhaps by reducing fearrelated behaviours that make cats less attractive to adopters.
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