What is ethical in livestock farming? Which methods of husbandry are acceptable and which are unacceptable? How should a livestock production system be judged? In Livestock Ethics, Gordon Gatward has spelt out the ethical principles for modern livestock farming. The ethical basis for different methods of husbandry is outlined and discussed in relation to philosophical and theological criteria. The theme of Livestock Ethics is respect for the essence of the animal. Respect means a duty of care for the animals, expressed in skilled stockmanship & responsible stewardship. This book is an important contribution to the debate on how domesticated livestock should be kept for food production. It will be vital reading for all those involved with animals and food.
Publication Date: 1/1/2001