A Postzoo Future: Why Welfare Fails Animals in Zoos
Contributor(s):: Pierce, Jessica, Bekoff, Marc
Discussions on the welfare of nonhuman animals in zoos tend to focus on incremental improvements without addressing the underlying problem of captivity. But alterations to the conditions of zoo captivity are irrelevant for animals. Real zoo reform will involve working to completely change the...
Positive Thinking as a Moral and Existential Virtue
Contributor(s):: Sandu, Frunza
Is a "Good Death" at the Time of Animal Slaughter an Essentially Contested Concept?
Contributor(s):: Qurat ulAin, Terry L. Whiting
The question of how to kill animals for food has persisted unresolved in the Anglo-American and European social and political discourse for more than a century. Scientific informed narrative has been directed at “documenting” the experience of the slaughtered animal in the last few...
Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" by Updating the "Five Provisions" and Introducing Aligned "Animal Welfare Aims"
Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor
Although the Five Freedoms paradigm has been very influential in shaping animal welfare thinking for the last two decades, it has two key disadvantages. First, the focus on “freedom” from a range of negative experiences and states has been misunderstood in a number of quarters to mean...
Animal Welfare: Freedoms, Dominions and "A Life Worth Living"
Contributor(s):: John Webster
This opinion paper considers the relative validity and utility of three concepts: the Five Freedoms (FF), Five Domains (FD) and Quality of Life (QoL) as tools for the analysis of animal welfare. The aims of FF and FD are different but complementary. FD seeks to assess the impact of the physical...
Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" towards "A Life Worth Living"
The Five Freedoms have had major impact on animal welfare thinking internationally. However, despite clear initial statements that the words ‘freedom from’ should indicate ‘as free as possible from’, the Freedoms have come to be represented as absolute or fundamental...
Governing pets and their humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in New South Wales, 1966-98
Contributor(s):: Borthwick, Fiona
Animal Madness: A Natural History of Disorder
Contributor(s):: Braitman, Laurel
Prisons and disasters
Contributor(s):: Savilonis, Melissa A.
Talking about horses: Control and freedom in the world of "natural horsemanship"
Contributor(s):: Birke, L.
Relational dimensions of dog ownership
Contributor(s):: Walton, John R., McConocha, Diane M.