Science of Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • Edward N. Eadie
Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 13)


Following the major public interest in animal welfare in intensive farming and laboratory contexts, scientists became involved in the topic. A new discipline of Animal Welfare Science was born, led mainly by scientists in British universities. One of these, a veterinarian named John Webster, pioneered welfare studies in cattle and wrote a book about the problems that he encountered, called Animal Welfare: a Cool Eye Towards Eden. Such books help to bridge the gap between scientists and the public. They are read avidly by students of veterinary science and agriculture, giving them significant influence in the animal industries of the future. The books help to give the treatment of animals a firm foundation in science, rather than being based just on public sentiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glenelg NorthAustralia

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