Animal Breeding, Welfare and Society by Jacky Turner

By Jacky Turner

The choice of while, how, how frequently and with whom an animal breeds is relocating swiftly clear of evolutionary pressures and in the direction of human reasons: those contain the breeding of round 50 billion mammals and birds for nutrients construction each year, the breeding of pedigree canines and cats, racing canine and horses, specialized laboratory animal traces and using reproductive technology to preserve endangered species or breeds and to restrict undesirable populations of pests and non-native species. however the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives were insufficiently tested via both execs or the general public.

This ebook discusses the equipment, the motivations and the implications of human intervention in animal breeding when it comes to animal healthiness, behaviour and health. It explores the place we're now and the alternatives forward, and appears to a destiny the place now we have extra recognize for animals as sentient beings and the place lets loosen the reins of reproductive control.

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