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    A History of Animal Welfare Science.Donald M. Broom - 2011 - Acta Biotheoretica 59 (2):121-137.
    Human attitudes to animals have changed as non-humans have become more widely incorporated in the category of moral agents who deserve some respect. Parallels between the functioning of humans and non-humans have been made for thousands of years but the idea that the animals that we keep can suffer has spread recently. An improved understanding of motivation, cognition and the complexity of social behaviour in animals has led in the last 30 years to the rapid development of animal welfare science. (...)
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  2. Animal Welfare: The Concept and the Issues.Donald M. Broom - 1999 - In Francine L. Dolins (ed.), Attitudes to Animals: Views in Animal Welfare. Cambridge University Press. pp. 129--142.
     
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    A Usable Definition of Animal Welfare.Donald M. Broom - forthcoming - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.
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    The Evolution of Morality and Religion.Donald M. Broom - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Donald Broom argues that morality and the central components of religion are of great value, and presents two central ideas. He asserts that morality has a biological foundation and has evolved as a consequence of natural selection, and that religions are essentially the structures supporting morality. Many philosophers and theologians write about morality and its origins without reference to biological processes such as evolution. Likewise, biologists discuss phenomena of importance to human morality and religion without taking account of the thoughts (...)
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