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Animal welfare in a changing world.

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This 273-paged book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. It explores the effects of fences on wild animals and human impacts on carrion animals; the impacts of tourism on...


Chapter 25 (Page no: 226)

Animal watching in tourism.

This chapter discussed the classifications of wildlife tourism which includes first, the fully natural settings, such as wilderness, jungles, or deserts, which are unframed, and in which animals are in no way restrained; second, the semi-natural settings, such as national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, which are regulated and bounded to various degrees by the authorities, thus separated from the flow of ordinary life; but the animals remain unrestrained within their context; third the semi-contrived settings, such as zoos, aquariums, and animal theme parks, in which at least nominally wild but captured animals are kept in framed, contrived surroundings; while some simulate the animals' natural habitats, in others the animals are confined to narrow, restraining habitation which significantly constrains their ability to reproduce their natural behaviour patterns; and fully contrived setting such as establishments featuring animal performances and shows, in which captured animals, though they might remain wild, are trained, tamed, or humanized to varying degrees, mostly to enact behaviors which are not part of their natural repertoire. Highlights focused on how the animals are being treated in each of the classification.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Butterworth, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 4) Habitat loss: changing how animals think? Author(s): Paquet, P. C. Alexander, S. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 14) Whale entanglement - a 21st-century challenge in the ocean. Author(s): Dolman, S. Asmutis-Silvia, R. Ryan, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 24) The welfare effects of PCBs in the ocean. Author(s): Simmonds, M. P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 35) The fence - the welfare implications of the loss of the true wild. Author(s): Hart, A. G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 46) Trophy hunting and animal welfare. Author(s): Jones, M. Draper, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 57) Carry on carrion: the fall of the scavenger. Author(s): Panagiotopoulou, M. Azmanis, P. Tsiakiris, R. Stara, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 68) Restoring what we have destroyed: animal welfare aspects of wildlife conservation, reintroduction and rewilding programmes. Author(s): Berg, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 80) Intensification - the pressures of volume. Author(s): D'Silva, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 88) Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle. Author(s): Martin, M. Grandin, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 100) Public opinion and the retailer: driving forces in animal welfare? Author(s): Buller, H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 108) Vertebrate/invertebrate - when do we start caring? Author(s): Kuba, M. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 113) Animal welfare at slaughter - a level global playing field? Author(s): Whittington, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 130) Precision livestock farming: the future of livestock welfare monitoring and management? Author(s): Norton, T. Berckmans, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 145) The paradoxical world of the dog. Author(s): Bradshaw, J. Hiby, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 154) Animal experience of domestication. Author(s): Boivin, X.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 162) Better to have lived and lost - the concept of a life worth living. Author(s): Yeates, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 170) If fishes feel pain, what should we do? Author(s): Braithwaite, V. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 177) Anthropomorphism: faulty thinking or useful tool? Author(s): Foster, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 182) Speciesism. Author(s): Bruers, S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 190) Longevity and brevity - is death a welfare issue? Author(s): Butterworth, A. Yeates, J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 199) Promises and challenges of big data associated with automated dairy cow welfare assessment. Author(s): Hermans, K. Opsomer, G. Ranst, B. van Hostens, M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 208) Animal welfare: information in a changing world. Author(s): Blokhuis, H. J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 217) Licensed to harm. Author(s): Aldworth, R.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 235) The rise of the inclusive approach to change in animal welfare. Author(s): Lymbery, P.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 244) Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource. Author(s): Hepple, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786392459
  • Record Number
  • 20183269905