International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems


M. R. Baxter


Baxter notes his delight at reading Professor Beilharz's penetrating discussion of animal welfare in the journal (lJSAP 3(2):117, 1982). However, the author raises concerns regarding Beilharz's assumption about the welfare of animals in their species-typical environments. Baxter notes that on p. 122, he [Beilharz] says that "we can do no better than to assume that the welfare of any adapted form of life is guaranteed, i.e., that it does not "suffer" in its particular environment" (his italics). Beilharz responds to Baxter.