Animal welfare

Animal welfare is the physical and psychological well-being of animals. It is measured by indicators including behavior, physiology, longevity, and reproduction. The term animal welfare can also mean human concern for animal welfare or a position in a debate on animal ethics and animal rights. This position is measured by attitudes to different types of animal uses. Systematic concern for animal welfare can be based on awareness that non-human animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being, especially when they are used by humans. These concerns can include how animals are killed for food, how they are used for scientific research, how they are kept as pets, and how human activities affect the survival of endangered species. An ancient object of concern in some civilizations, animal welfare began to take a larger place in Western public policy in 19th-century Britain.
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Arindam
Arindam and 2 more commented on the citizen journalism by Jia Sen
on Apr 17, 2014 , 02:57 pm
Jia Sen - Animals fall sick after eating garbage!
This is common enough sight and most people are completely apathetic the condition of animals on the street. But what is a fact is that we live in a delicate balance which effects all of us. Not paying heed to animals who eat waste off the streets more »
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Kripa Parekh
Kripa Parekh reported the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 28, 2014 , 05:08 pm
Chickens deserve better cages
Yes I know they will be eaten sooner or later. They will be slaughtered because we must complete the food chain and have butter chicken for dinner. But why must we hoard chickens like commodities in tiny cages? One on top of the other. Each layer more »
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Flyin Hi
Flyin Hi commented on the citizen journalism by Deeksha Talwar
on Jan 26, 2014 , 11:00 am
Deeksha Talwar - Animal welfare ignorant towards stray dogs
I was working in Sector 14 Gurgaon near Rajiv Kataria Chownk and there was this ill and physically challenged dog roaming outside out office. Each time I saw him, I would feel pity on his state and the pain he had to bear through but no one really more »
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Joellen Anderson
Joellen Anderson and commented on the blog by Shankar Manakkal
on Sep 10, 2013 , 12:30 pm
Shankar Manakkal - Who are humans to sterilize dogs?
Who gives us the right? On a planet which has been suffering because of the population boom since ages, all of a sudden we think we have the right to control the birth rate for other species? Imagine if other species suddenly got the power to do the same with us! I'm sure they, like us, will have no malice at heart. They like us will just shake their heads in pity and presume we must be having a hard time feeding ourselves, being so many of us. This is how nature meant it to be. We all are more »
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Sonali Dubey
Sonali Dubey started the Discussion
on Jul 18, 2013 , 10:20 pm
Helpless horse.
today, I met an injured horse. he was wandering on the busy roads and he was so beautiful. but his legs were fractured and his owner has left him. just because the horse is useless, now. and that owner can't make money from that horse. I was trying more »
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Aparna Pathak
Aparna Pathak shared the Video
on Jul 16, 2013 , 11:54 am
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Vandyala Pani Shaker Reddy
Vandyala Pani Shaker Reddy commented on the citizen journalism by Shakahaar Parishad Bhopal
on Jun 28, 2013 , 08:49 am
Shakahaar Parishad Bhopal - Country is out of control
now a days we are feeling in every aspect of life the demoralization, deterioration in character, working, and increasing corruptions , crimes, no limits of double faces of politicians, officers, corporate sectors, and in religious and social more »
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Kripa Parekh
Kripa Parekh shared the Video
on Jun 21, 2013 , 02:50 pm
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