Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics, September 2011
The first International Conference on Veterinary and Animal
Ethics (ICVAE) held in September 2011 saw leading experts from
across the world come together to discuss the most important issues
of animal welfare in contemporary veterinary practice and research.
This is the extended proceedings of that conference, enabling all
those interested in this increasingly significant subject to
benefit from the insights of those discussions.
The conference was divided into four sessions: Principles of
veterinary and animal ethics; Justifying ends - the morality of
animal use; Ethical analyses of animal use; and Cultural,
political, legal and economic considerations. Each session
contained four or five papers, and these are presented here in
full, as well as the transcribed question and answer sessions at
the end of each paper, and a short post-presentation reflection
from each author. Also included is the debate on the motion
?Is it better to have lived and lost than never to have lived
at all?? which records three prepared responses to the
question as well as registrants? comments from the floor.
? Contributions from the leading thinkers in veterinary
and animal ethics today
? Includes stimulating, challenging, thought-provoking and
sometimes controversial discussions
? Addresses key questions on the role of the veterinarian and
the morality of animal use, as well as our impact on wildlife
? Provides guidance on the practical application of ethical
principles and the problems encountered
Published as part of the UFAW Animal Welfare book series.