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The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public education of animal welfare issues.The Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education [FIREPAW, Inc.] is...
Oct 23 2017
AVMA Annual Economic Summit
Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming: hybrid capitals, 'stockmanship' and Automatic Milking Systems
Contributor(s):: Butler, D., Holloway, L.
Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring dairy farming practices, what it is to be a dairy farmer, and the wider field of dairy farming. Approaching technology in this way and drawing upon the...
Baby Animal Days: An Innovative Approach to Funding and Marketing Urban Extension Programs
Contributor(s):: Justen Smith, Jerry Goodspeed, JayDee Gunnell, Shawn Olsen
Extension in urban areas can suffer from a lack of exposure in addition to a lack of funding for programs. Baby Animal Days is a 2-day event created to educate the public about agriculture while generating much-needed revenue and providing powerful marketing for Extension. Attendance at the event...
PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond. To that end, we assist low-income seniors and people disabled with life threatening illnesses care for their companion animals by providing veterinary care, pet food and supplies, temporary foster homes, and volunteer services — all...
Frieda's Foundation is dedicated to keeping pets at home, with the family that loves them, by providing pet food and supplies to those that need them, as well as financial for veterinary care.
Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS) New York
The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Our programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond...
Animals and their moral standing: A philosophical exploration of the relationship between animals and human beings in agriculture
Contributor(s):: Anthony, Raymond
Spending on Pets: "Tails" from the Consumer Expenditure Survey
Contributor(s):: Steven Henderson
Nearly three-quarters of U.S. households own pets. There are about 218 million pets in the United States, not counting several million fish. Pet ownership crosses many demographic boundaries, with Americans of different ages and levels of wealth reporting spending on pets. Further, Americans...
Cultivating greater well-being: the benefits Thai organic farmers experience from adopting Buddhist eco-spirituality
Contributor(s):: Kaufman, A. H., Mock, J.
Organic farming is spreading throughout Asia, including in Thailand. Little is known about whether farmers' values change as they make the shift from conventional farming to organic farming. The benefits farmers perceive from making the shift have also scarcely been studied. We investigated these...
Distribution of nonhuman animal versus nonanimal research funding at four U.S. Institutions in fiscal year 2000
Contributor(s):: Bogle, R., Greek, R.
Much controversy exists concerning the use of nonhuman animals in biomedical research. Textbooks, articles, and journals are dedicated to studying animal models, studying alternatives, and debating various aspects of the issue. Surprisingly however, very little information exists on how many...
Perceptions and attitudes of a Maasai community regarding wildlife-damage compensation, conservation, and the predators that prey on their livestock
Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Shari Lynn
Worldwide, carnivore numbers are declining, largely due to conflict with humans. Wildlife-damage compensation schemes are one potential way to increase tolerance for carnivores while minimizing financial losses people incur when carnivores prey on livestock. The Predator Compensation Fund (PCF)...
Pets Are Loving Support (P.A.L.S.) was founded in 1990 by two Atlanta business-women. Since its beginning, P.A.L.S. has provided services to more than 1,000 clients and over 1,300 companion animals. Currently P.A.L.S. assists 400 animals with the help of over 50 volunteers. P.A.L.S. helps persons...
Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs
Contributor(s):: Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L., Hanlon, A.
Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute towards significant improvements in pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus) welfare and farm profitability. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of different welfare-related lesions on the...
Effects of genetic selection for residual feed intake on behavioral reactivity of castrated male pigs to novel stimuli tests
Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J. D., Abell, C. E., Young, J. M., Keating, A. F., Gabler, N. K., Millman, S. T., Siegford, J. M., Johnson, A. K.
Increasing feed efficiency in swine is important for increasing sustainable food production and profitability for producers; therefore, this is often selected for at breeding. Residual feed intake (RFI) can be used for the genetic selection of pigs for feed efficiency. In our selection project,...
Eighteenth-century English debates on a dog tax
Contributor(s):: Tague, Ingrid H.
Founded in February 2013, Sam's Hope, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of companion animals by keeping those facing economic and health challenges, and their pets together through pet food and veterinary care assistance programs. Our hope is that all pets...
Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?
Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.
Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...
Integrating Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) into a Higher Learning Institution
Contributor(s):: Mullen, Gary