Special Issue "The Future of Humane Killing of Animals"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Interests: laboratory animal welfare; rodent welfare; anaesthesia; bioethics; humane killing
Humans deliberately kill animals for numerous reasons: to end their suffering, for scientific research, to control invasive or pest species; to provide food for humans or other animals; for sport etc. It is widely believed that if humans kill animals the methods used for killing them should be humane. Indeed, the killing of animals is often termed euthanasia (“a good death”). In practice however, there is far less consensus on which methods for killing animals are actually the most humane.
Original contributions are invited which address scientific and/or ethical issues concerning the welfare of animals during killing including (but not limited to):
- research which assesses the humaneness of killing techniques for animals.;
- species-specific considerations in the selection of killing techniques;
- development of novel, more humane killing methods;
- moral/philosophical considerations in the selection or ethical assessment of killing techniques;
- sociological/psychological influences on the choice or perception of killing techniques;
- conflicts between human interests and the welfare of animals at the time of killing – cost/convenience, religious slaughter, slaughter of animals for disease prevention etc.
Dr. Huw Golledge
Manuscript Submission Information
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