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  1. Companion animal economics: the economic impact of companion animals in the UK. Research report

    Books | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The aim of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of research concerning the economic impact of companion animals on society. This report was inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) report Companion Animals in Society (1988), and updates and extends its...

  2. Conclusion: illustrating the perceived economic impact of companion animals

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The need for further research and follow up studies on the economic impact of companion animals on the UK economy is briefly discussed.

  3. Indirect costs: extending the scope of economic value

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes two areas that show the significance of indirect costs associated with companion animals: (i) the effect of companion animal ownership on human health (considering examples relating to the physical, mental and social health of people) and its economic implications and (ii)...

  4. Updates on the economic impact of companion animals to the UK

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    The current status of the companion animal-keeping phenomenon and subsequent pet care industry in the UK is described, with emphasis on some of the possible benefits and costs to certain economies that are associated with companion animals.

  5. Key features of the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes the extent and economic significance of the pet-keeping phenomenon, benefits of pet ownership and associated problems of pet ownership in the UK based on the Council for Science and Society (CSS) report 1988.

  6. Methodology

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter discusses the methodology used to obtain data on the economic significance of companion animals in the UK.

  7. Introduction

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter introduces the report, which describes the animal and human health costs and benefits impact of pets in the UK.

  8. Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, M.

    Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird...

  9. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  10. Walking the thylacine: records of indigenous companion animals in Australian narrative and photographic history

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Philip, J., Garden, D.

    This report examines the history and significance of indigenous companion animals within traditional Aboriginal society and in early Euro-Australian settlements. Working from historical photographic and anthropological records, the project constructs a visual and written record of these...

  11. Caregiver/orangutan relationships at Auckland Zoo: empathy, friendship, and ethics between species

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Palmer, A., Malone, N., Park, J.

    Drawing on ethnographic, ethological, and historical data, we examined the relationships between orangutans and caregivers at Auckland Zoo. Caregivers displayed high levels of empathy and adjusted their husbandry routines to their interpretations of the orangutans' moods. Caregivers experienced...

  12. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fox, R., Gee, N. R.

    This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...

  13. Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.

  14. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...

  15. Provisioning the ritual neolithic site of Kfar HaHoresh, Israel at the dawn of animal management

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meier, J. S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Munro, N. D.

    It is widely agreed that a pivotal shift from wild animal hunting to herd animal management, at least of goats, began in the southern Levant by the Middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (10,000-9,500 cal. BP) when evidence of ritual activities flourished in the region. As our knowledge of this...

  16. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  17. Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.

    It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...

  18. Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.

    Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM)...

  19. Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.

    Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...

  20. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cox, L., Montrose, T.

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...