Below is a selection of papers, books and chapters on the policy implications of the growing scientific knowledge on animal sentience, and on religious perspectives of human attitudes to animals.
The complexities of animal behaviour revealed in the last few decades are astonishing, but what are the implications?
In 'Animals, Ethics and Trade', internationally respected contributors are brought together for the first time, to debate and attempt to answer these questions.
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This comprehensive report gives examples from scientific literature on farm animal pain, fear, frustration and other emotions, natural behaviour, communication and social life; details on how farming practices fail to respect the sentience of pigs, chickens, cattle and sheep, for example by mutilations, early weaning, confinement or crowding, etc.; and includes recommendations for how we can better take account of animal sentience in practice.
B A Masri. (2007)
Animal Welfare in Islam.
The Qur’an declares ‘There is not an animal on earth, nor a two-winged flying creature, but they are communities like you’.
Animal Welfare in Islam highlights the wealth of teaching on animal welfare contained in the holy books of Islam and suggests how Muslims everywhere can incorporate this teaching into their daily lives.
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