Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series) pdf epub fb2

Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series) by Aysha Akhtar pdf epub fb2

Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series) Author: Aysha Akhtar
Title: Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series)
ISBN: 0230249736
ISBN13: 978-0230249738
Other Formats: txt lit lrf mobi
Pages: 264 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2012 edition (February 28, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1882 kb
Size EPUB version: 1779 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




It is often assumed, particularly by those in the health fields, that the welfare of animals is in opposition to that of humans. Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., dispels that notion by presenting scientific evidence that demonstrates just how intricately related human and animal health and welfare are.In a lively and engaging manner, this highly accessible text takes the reader through a diverse array of health topics and explores the link between the way we treat animals and how it affects human health. Dr. Akhtar explores the lives of animals in violent homes, factory farms, experimental laboratories, the entertainment industry and the wildlife trade. She reveals how their poor treatment is both directly and indirectly related to some of the most significant and urgent health issues we face today. This ground-breaking and timely book draws from examples as diverse as domestic violence, Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring, the world's most ominous infectious diseases, animal attacks, high-profile drug failures and global warming. The result is a powerful and compelling argument on the critical need to improve our treatment of animals not only to alleviate their suffering but also to alleviate our own.