The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare: Theory, Evidence and Policy
by Bouda Vosough Ahmadi, Dominic Moran, Richard B D’Eath
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.