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  1. "Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe

    Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...

  2. "Zwartje", "Flight of Delight" and "Chikai": Borrowed Names for Animals in Sweden

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Katharina Leibring

    This paper deals, from a Swedish point of view, with names for domestic animals that have been borrowed from other language areas and other cultures during the last two or three centuries. There are several different reasons for animals having or being given foreign names. These...

  3. $250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Wilson, J. F.

  4. $250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Wilson, J. F.

  5. A comparison of carcass characteristics and overall lean meat production efficiency between bovine immunocastrates, steers and intact males

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Teague, G. L., Boyd, G. W., Smith, G. C., Finnerty, M., Rollin, B. E., Field, T. G., Grandin, T., Kniffen, D. M., Taylor, R. E., Enright, W. J.

  6. A novel strategy for pocket gopher control

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Michael E.R. Godfrey

    Current techniques for the control of pocket gophers use traps, fumigants or toxic baits. Trapping and fumigation are labor intensive and seldom effective in giving more than short-term relief. Toxic baiting usually uses baits that are rapidly degraded and although the resident gopher may be...

  7. Aircraft noise influenced behaviour of service dogs

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Flach, M., Heisterkamp, C., Stephan, E.

  8. Alligator nuisance control program in Texas: problem and process

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Lee Ann Johnson, David S. Lobpries, Bruce G. Thompson

    Following protection of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in Texas beginning in 1969, alligator numbers have increased rapidly (Patter 1981). Such population increases led to the federal reclassification of the species from Endangered to Threatened--Similarity of Appearance in...

  9. An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.

    The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...

  10. An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.

    The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an...

  11. Animal damage control - now and in the future

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): James F. Gillett

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf of the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service. I believe animal damage control is an element of a comprehensive wild life management program. It deals with population dynamics, mortality factors, and other...

  12. Animal health and welfare aspects in organic dairy production systems - experienced practice during conversion to organic farming. (DARCOF Report No. 2)

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Vaarst, M., Thamsborg, S. M., Kristensen, E. S.

    A synthesis of knowledge project was carried out during the late summer 1998 to June 1999 with the objectives to describe the conversion to organic farming as experienced by people connected to the dairy herd (the farmers themselves, their veterinarians and agricultural advisors). Special focus...

  13. Animal Shelter Programs and Policies

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Edwin J. Sayres

    A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...

  14. Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

    Conference Proceedings

    Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...

  15. Animal-assisted intervention: a key response to our human health care crisis

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Norvell, L. J.

  16. Animals, health and quality of life: abstract book

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  17. Animals, health and quality of life: professional development forum.

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  18. Anticipating the Outbreak of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Related to Animal Industry

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): R.D. W. Bagja

    Keeping and using animals and animal products is an age-old recognition. There are many reasons to own animals and some are as follows: 1. The Animal products are rich sources of essential protein needed by human being so they are farmed for meat or other animal products. 2. The animals which...

  19. Art, Artistic Research, and the Animal Question

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Helena Pedersen

    Recent developments in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities and social sciences point to an ‘animal turn’, an increasing interest in posthumanist, non-anthropocentric approaches toward exploring the multiple roles and meanings of animals in human lifeworlds. This paper...

  20. Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators

    Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom

    The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...