Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the “Five Freedoms” towards “A Life Worth Living”

@inproceedings{Mellor2016UpdatingAW,
  title={Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the “Five Freedoms” towards “A Life Worth Living”},
  author={David J. Mellor},
  booktitle={Animals : an open access journal from MDPI},
  year={2016}
}
  • David J. Mellor
  • Published in
    Animals : an open access…
    2016
  • Medicine
  • The Five Freedoms have had major impact on animal welfare thinking internationally. However, despite clear initial statements that the words 'freedom from' should indicate 'as free as possible from', the Freedoms have come to be represented as absolute or fundamental freedoms, even rights, by some animal advocate and other groups. Moreover, a marked increase in scientific understanding over the last two decades shows that the Freedoms do not capture the more nuanced knowledge of the biological… CONTINUE READING

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