"First published in 1964 by Vincent Stuart Publishers Ltd."--T.p. verso
"1964 classic text reissued by CABI"--Cover
Ruth Harrison's Animal Machines now a unique historical classic, had a profound impact on public opinion and the quality of life of farmed animals when it was published in 1964. * Reprinted in its entirety, gives an accurate, and sometimes shocking, account of intensive farming in the 1960's, still current in large parts of the world today. * Harrison's work greatly increased public awareness of animal welfare and led to legal reforms, shaping our closer understanding of farm conditions today. * Provides a fascinating insight into the system we continue to live with as the global population increases. * Includes foreword by Rachel Carson and new chapters by international experts in animal welfare including Marion Stamp Dawkins, discussing the book's significant legacy and impact today.
1: Why We Still Need to Read Animal Machines2: Ruth Harrison - Tribute To An Inspirational Friend3: Animal Machines - Prophecy and Philosophy4: Ruth Harrison - A Tribute5: Ruth Harrison's Later Writings and Animal Welfare WorkForeword: Foreword to 1964 Edition by Rachel CarsonAcknowledgements: AcknowledgementsI: IntroductionII: Broiler ChickensIII: Poultry Packing StationsIV: Battery BirdsV: Veal CalvesVI: Other Intensive UnitsA: The New Factory Farming - A Pictorial SummaryVII: The Basis of QualityVIII: Quantity Versus QualityIX: Cruelty and LegislationX: Conclusion
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