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ISBN9781849714211 (pbk.)
LC Call #SF84.3 W42 2013
AuthorWebster, John,, 1938-
TitleAnimal husbandry regained : the place of farm animals in sustainable agriculture / A.J.F. Webster
Edition1st ed
Published/CreatedNew York, NY : Routledge, 2013
Physical Descriptionxvi, 243 p. ; 24 cm
SubjectLivestock
 Food animals
 Sustainable agriculture
 Animal welfare
ContentPt. I. Engaging with the problems -- Whatever happened tohusbandry? -- Audits of animals in agriculture -- Husbandry, health and welfare -- Food from animals -- Nature's social union : Philosophy, politics and economics -- Pt. II. Embarking on solutions -- Better, kinder food -- Futures for animal science and technology -- Futures for farm animals in planet husbandry -- Animal husbandry and society : Substance and shadows, carrots andsticks
summaryThe aim of this book is to identify and explain the causesand contributors to current problems in animal husbandry, especially those related to 'factory farming', and advancearguments that may contribute to its successful re-orientation. Husbandry is considered in its broadest sense,namely the productive and sustainable use of the land for the good of all (plants, humans and other animals). The first part of the book outlines principles and arguments necessary to engage with current problems: depletion of natural resources and destruction of environment, animal welfare, food and health, fair trade and sharing resources. These arguments are illustrated by examples andsufficient evidence to justify the argument without obscuring the message. The second part presents a series of constructive proposals for change and development in animal husbandry, both in the developed world and subsistence agriculture. These include more integrated crop and livestock farming systems, the ethics of animal welfare and environmental management, and the evolution ofa new social contract whereby the rights of the people to a fair share of good, safe food and a green and pleasant land are matched by a shared responsibility to preserve these things
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