Animal welfare

well-being of (non-human) animals

Animal welfare is the well-being of animals that are not humans. Animal welfare involves the care of animals that are not humans.[1] These concerns can include how animals are killed for food, how they are used in scientific research, how they are kept (as pets, in zoos, farms, circuses, etc.), and how human activities affect the welfare and how wild animals live.[2]

Cat rescued by the non-governmental organization GPA

Further reading change

  • "Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard 2021" (PDF). Mercy For Animals.

References change

  1. Hewson, Caroline J. (2003). "What is animal welfare? Common definitions and their practical consequences". The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 44 (6): 496–499. ISSN 0008-5286. PMC 340178. PMID 12839246.
  2. "Animal welfare" (PDF). 2012-02-27. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2021-07-18.

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