Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production
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Animal welfare and the intensification of animal production an alternative interpretation by David Fraser

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Animal welfare.,
  • Food animals -- Production.,
  • Human-animal relationships.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-21).

StatementDavid Fraser.
SeriesFAO readings in ethics -- 2.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16137638M
ISBN 109251053863

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