The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare: Theory, Evidence and Policy

Bouda Vosough Ahmadi (Editor), Dominic Moran (Editor), RB D'Eath (Editor)

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This landmark new text charts the latest developments in economic research relevant to farm animal welfare. A range of global experts and key opinion leaders outline the challenges in achieving sustainable livestock production while improving farm profit, climate change and animal welfare, and make policy-relevant recommendations for the future.

This is a theoretical yet practical book that examines:

- the origins of farm animal welfare, cross-disciplinary interactions and the future of the field;
- consumer demand and changing preferences as animal welfare rises up the social agenda;
- the impact political organisations such as the EU and WTO have on animal welfare.

An important resource for policy makers and animal welfare scientists, economists and clinicians, this book provides a thought-provoking yet evidence-based review for all those interested in quantifying and improving farm animal welfare.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCABI International
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781786392336
ISBN (Print)9781786392312
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jul 2020

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