H. O. Kunkel explores the evolutionary topics of the ethics involved in animal treatment, legal and political influences on regulations, and land use. The risks that technology and policy impose on animal agriculture and the public’s perception of these issues are also included to further separate this book from others in its field.
Kunkel does not dwell on issues of labor, occupational safety, water rights, and other general market problems. Rather, he focuses his efforts on the concepts of human-animal interdependence and components of human ecology. He also explores both the societal and biophysical factors that affect animal sciences in developed and developing countries.
Kunkel’s premise is that science, including the social sciences, must be combined with ethical inquiry and education to gain the eventual capacity to sort out myth and reality in animal agriculture. Human Issues in Animal Agriculture gives much-needed information to those involved in natural sciences, political sciences, animal sciences, food sciences, and philosophy. This Number Two:Texas A&M University Agriculture Series revolutionary analysis provides students and scholars with information that will assist in understanding the present in order to mold the future of animal sciences.
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