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"The illustrious stranger": hippomania and the nature of the exotic
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Contributor(s):: Flack, A. J. P.
"There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse
Contributor(s):: Bell, J.
This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...
'A place for everything': moral landscapes of 'swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia
Contributor(s):: Connolly, C.
This paper is based on 6 months of ethnographic, multi-sited research in Malaysia, and investigates the relatively recent phenomenon of edible birds' nest farming in urban areas ('swiftlet farming'). Swiftlet farms are typically converted shophouses or other buildings which have been modified...
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
A biotechnological agenda for the Third World
Contributor(s):: Goldstein, D. J.
It is argued that Third World countries should exploit the genetic information stored in their flora and fauna to develop independent and highly competitive biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. The necessary condition for this policy to succeed is the reshaping of their universities...
A cross-sectional epidemiological study of prevalence and severity of bit-induced oral trauma in polo ponies and race horses
Contributor(s):: Mata, F., Johnson, C., Bishop, C.
Bit and bridle accessories improperly fitted in ridden horses can cause oral trauma such as bone spurs, commissure ulceration, and tongue lacerations. This study was used to identify, grade, and compare the types of oral traumas commonly found within polo ponies and race horses. Injuries were...
A cross-sectional study of frequency and factors associated with dog walking in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.
BackgroundOwning a pet dog could potentially improve child health through encouraging participation in physical activity, through dog walking. However, evidence to support this is limited and conflicting. In particular, little is known about children’s participation in dog walking and...
A cross-sectional study of horse-related injuries in veterinary and animal science students at an Australian university
Contributor(s):: Riley, C. B., Liddiard, J. R., Thompson, K.
Specific estimates of the risk of horse-related injury (HRI) to university students enrolled in veterinary and animal sciences have not been reported. This study aimed to determine the risk of student HRI during their university education, the nature and management of such injuries. A...
A cultural journey to the agro-food crisis: policy discourses in the EU
Contributor(s):: Lopez-i-Gelats, F., Tabara, J. D.
The agro-food domain in Europe is characterized by the appearance of recurrent unwanted surprises. These events, although causing obvious physical consequences, in essence depart from the expectations of the society. We argue that this unstable situation is best understood as an identity crisis...
A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts - farmers and meatworkers
Contributor(s):: Richards, E., Signal, T., Taylor, N.
A means-end chain approach to explaining the adoption of good agricultural practices certification schemes: the case of Malaysian vegetable farmers
Contributor(s):: Tey, YeongSheng, Arsil, P., Brindal, M., Shamsudin, M. N., Radam, A., Ahmad Hanis, I. A. H., Natasha, Rajendran, Lim, ChinDing
Good agricultural practices (GAP) certification schemes have been promoted to enhance agricultural sustainability. This study seeks to explain the adoption of GAP certification schemes through an analysis of the role of personal values in guiding such choice. It is a departure from approaches...
A note on the force of whip impacts delivered by jockeys using forehand and backhand strikes
Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Hawson, L. A., Salvin, H., McLean, A. N.
The Australian Racing Board makes a distinction under its Rules of Racing concerning whip use between forehand and backhand whip action that is critically important: before the final 100 m of a race, the whip shall be used in a forehand manner neither in consecutive strides nor on more than 5...
A pilot study on the effects of a change in behavioural management on the behaviour of captive chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes)
Contributor(s):: Kranendonk, G., Schippers, E. P.
The debate on the use of chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes) in biomedical research has been ongoing for several years now. In 2012, the decision was made to retire a large number of laboratory chimpanzees in the United States of America. Relocation of these animals to sanctuaries, rescue centres,...
A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport
Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.
Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...
A review of the humaneness of puntilla as a slaughter method
Contributor(s):: Limon, G., Guitian, J., Gregory, N. G.
A survey of animal welfare experts and practicing veterinarians to identify and explore key factors thought to influence canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care
Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Dewey, C. E., Stone, E. A., Guerin, M. T., Niel, L.
Veterinary care is important for maintaining companion animal health; however, it also has the potential to impact other aspects of patient welfare. To investigate factors related to veterinary care that are likely to influence canine and feline welfare, animal welfare researchers, veterinarians...
A survey of canine heartworm awareness in Grenada, West Indies
Contributor(s):: Lohmann, S., Sage, S., Stone, D., Gibson, K.
Heartworm is a common parasite of dogs in Grenada, West Indies, due to the tropical climate and large number of mosquitoes. Because Grenada is a developing country and a small island, resources and education on heartworm are limited. In an effort to raise awareness of canine heartworm and the...
A survey of companion-animal owners affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan
Contributor(s):: Yamazaki, S.
The unprecedented East Japan Great Earthquake in March 2011 impacted many humans as well as animals. To date, only national surveys that do not necessarily focus on the heavily impacted areas have been administered, and there is a lack of data on the situation for companion animals and their...
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
A tool for the evaluation of slaughter horse welfare during unloading
Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Visser, E. K., Buonanno, M., Ferrari, P., Barnard, S., Borciani, M., Ferri, N.
This study aimed to develop a scientific and practical tool to be used to assess horse welfare after commercial transport over long journeys. A set of physical, behavioural and environmental measures was selected, covering welfare aspects of both transport and unloading procedures. The protocol...