Animals and Public Health (Paperback)

Why Treating Animals Better Is Critical to Human Welfare (Palgrave MacMillan Animal Ethics)

By A. Akhtar

Palgrave MacMillan, 9781349320912, 247pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

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Hardcover (2/14/2012)

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A compelling argument of how human health is adversely affected by our poor treatment of non-human animals. The author contents that in order to successfully confront the 21st Century's health challenges, we need to broaden the definition of the word 'public' in public health to include non-human animals.

About the Author

AYSHA AKHTAR is a neurologist and public health specialist, a Fellow of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics and works with the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.