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Medicine Horse Program
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Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, adults and families...
Effects of site characteristics, pinyon-juniper management, and precipitation on habitat quality for mule deer in New Mexico
Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C., Boren, Jon C., Halbritter, Heather, Cox, Shad
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...
Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton
Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...
Ethics and biofuel production in Chile
Contributor(s):: Roman-Figueroa, C., Paneque, M.
Chile needs to diversify its energy supply, and should establish policies that encourage the production and use of biofuels. The demand for energy resources increases with population growth and industrial development, making it urgent to find green alternatives to minimize the impacts of...
Willingness of Dutch broiler and pig farmers to convert to production systems with improved welfare
Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Lans, I. A. van der, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O., Saatkamp, H. W.
The present study investigated 15 broiler and 13 fattening pig farmers' willingness-to-convert to alternative production systems with higher animal welfare standards compared to conventional production systems in The Netherlands, and explored the main barriers to the adoption of these...
A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.
Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...
Improved nonhuman animal welfare is related more to income equality than it is to income
Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.
The link between nonhuman animal welfare, income, and income inequality (Gini coefficient) was tested using consumption of animal products, laws protecting animals on the farm from the worst abuses, and animals used in experimentation as indicators. Experimentation on all animals and on rodents...
Willingness to pay: animal welfare and related influencing factors in China
Contributor(s):: Zhao, YingJie, Wu, ShaSha
Personal willingness to pay, an important research aspect on nonhuman animal welfare, is the foundation of animal welfare legislation. As China has no special laws on the issue, it is important to study animal welfare. This article assesses personal willingness to pay for animal welfare in...
Survey to investigate pet ownership and attitudes to pet care in metropolitan Chicago dog and/or cat owners
Contributor(s):: Freiwald, A., Litster, A., Weng, H. Y.
The aims of this descriptive cross-sectional study were to investigate dog and cat acquisition and attitudes toward pet care among residents of the Chicago area (zip codes 60600-60660); to compare data obtained from owners of shelter-acquired pets with those of residents who acquired their pets...
An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.
Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.
Low income owners do not have more dogs: modeling animal count according to their owners
Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M. S., Barros, C. da C. de, Pampuch, R. dos S., Svoboda, W., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.
Pet ownership in a suburban-rural area of California, 1970
Contributor(s):: Franti, C. E., Kraus, J. F., Borhani, N. O.
An ethicist's commentary on the pharmaceutical supply house
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
An ethicist's commentary on whether the rich should be allowed to get discounts on veterinary services for adopted animals
Veterinary medical ethics: an ethicist's commentary on veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies restricting access to a non-prescription product
Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets
Contributor(s):: Ehlert, Andrew Allen
The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...
Pet ownership in rural Northern California (El Dorado County)
Contributor(s):: Franti, C. E., Kraus, J. F., Borhani, N. O., Johnson, S. L., Tucker, S. D.