Special Issue "The Future of Farm Animal Welfare"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013)
Prof. Dr. Marian Stamp Dawkins (Website)
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Interests: animal welfare; poultry welfare; broiler chickens; automated assessment; animal consciousness; bird vision; commercial research
The welfare of farm animals is facing a challenging future. On the one hand, the need to feed a rising human population has led to calls for greater “efficiency” in animal production, potentially putting animal welfare at risk. On the other hand, new technology is providing opportunities for monitoring the health and well-being of farm animals that could improve their welfare in an unprecedented way.
Original manuscripts that address either or both of these issues are invited for this special issue, particularly those that describe (1) new technologies for assessing and measuring animal welfare, (2) the impact of new technologies on animal welfare, both positive and negative (3) means of addressing the potential conflicts between animal welfare, environmental protection and feeding humans.
Prof. Dr. Marian Stamp Dawkins
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- animal welfare
- automated assessment of welfare
- sustainable farming