'The Animal Trade provides an accurate, comprehensive and balanced description of past and current practices, human concerns about these, and the impact of these practices on the animals themselves. Clive Phillips has given us, in very readable form, a book that casts a great deal of much needed light onto the debate.'John Webster, University of Bristol, UK'Interesting and valuable...(the book) will have a useful influence.'Professor Donald M. Broom, University of Cambridge, UK'I seriously believed I had an excellent synoptic view of the major ethical issues arising from animal use, until I read this book by Clive Phillips...(he) exhaustively documents the great extent to which the global trade in animals is directly responsible for some of the worst atrocities we perpetrate on other creatures...this is a book that should be read by every animal advocate.'Professor Bernard E. Rollin, Colorado State University, USATrade is an inevitable part of human activity and evolution, but when it involves animals there are important ethical issues that have to be considered. Animal trade is often for economic reasons only, and may be hard to justify ethically.There are significant welfare and environmental costs to animals and human society that must be carefully evaluated before such a trade is sanctioned. Controversial and thought-provoking, this text focuses on the trade in live and dead animals and animal parts. It examines the facts and figures to quantify the scope of the animal trade, concentrating mainly on farm animals, but also covering captive wildlife and companion animals. The book describes welfare, environmental, economic and cultural issues around this trade, debating important ethical considerations for everyone that uses or is otherwise involved with animals, especially people in animal welfare.