Education for Animal Welfare

Education for Animal Welfare

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This book deals with the role of education in improving animal welfare and reducing animal suffering inflicted by humans. It embraces situations in which humans have direct control over animals or interfere directly with them, but it considers also indirect animal suffering resulting from human activities. Education is regarded in the broad sense of creating awareness and facilitating change. First, consideration is given to a number of specific themes in which education can make an important contribution towards reducing animal suffering, and subsequently an examination is made of a number of interrelated contexts in which education can address the various themes. The considered educational themes are: Am animal suffering and sentience that have both scientific and moral aspects Am human discrimination against animals known as speciesism and the need for attitudinal change by humans Am role and existing limitations of legislation in providing protection to animals Am matter of enforcement of animal protection legislation Am achievement of reform to improve animal protection by legislative and other means Am training of professionals, carers, and users involved with animals to provide better protection Am the scope for science to contribute to improved animal protection Am animal protection as a regional and international issueEdward N. Eadie ... The operations of the general national animal protection organisations involve a wide range of educational activities as outlined by the ... For instance, RSPCA Victoria offers such education to children and young people of various age groups at ... animal welfare education through school visits as well as by the operation of its mobile education bus EMU (RSPCA Queensland 2008).

Title:Education for Animal Welfare
Author:Edward N. Eadie
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-01-12


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