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Professional Veterinary Programs' Perceptions and Experiences Pertaining to Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals, and Recommendations for Policy Development
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Contributor(s):: Regina M. Schoenfeld-Tacher, Lori R. Kogan
The Italian Agreement between the Government and the Regional Authorities: National Guidelines for AAI and Institutional Context
Contributor(s):: Martina Simonato, Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Daniele Benedetti, Elisabetta Finocchi Mahne, Vincenzo Ugo Santucci, Silvio Borrello, Luca Farina
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have developed considerably in the last half century, prompting various private and public realities dealing with AAI worldwide to work on and establish standards and best practice. However, AAI are still far from being regulated harmoniously. In this context,...
Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?
Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin
The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...
Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway
Contributor(s):: Julie Jahren Holter
The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...
Apr 23 2017
AVMA's Annual Legislative Fly-In
Practical veterinary forensics
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.
The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...
The human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Swan, P., Bailey, D.
Human-animal relationships are far from fading in importance or reducing in number, despite progressive urbanization and industrialization. With increasing protection for animals being sought by legislation around the world and the recognition of important connections in our interactions with...
Perceptions of Pit Bulls and Other Canine Breeds
Contributor(s):: Mallary Paoli
The purpose of this study is to research people’s attitudes towards pit bull breeds compared to other dog breeds. The term “pit bull” refers to a type of dog with certain physical features including a muscular and stocky build, short coats, and a large skull with a square jaw....
Animal Abuse and Human Interpersonal Violence in Canada: An Anthrozoological Perspective on Policy, Legislation and the Need for Cross-sector Reporting
Contributor(s):: Adriana Pisano Beaumont
In the last decade, research evidence has increasingly demonstrated a co-occurrence of human interpersonal violence and abusive behaviour toward nonhuman animals although the actual nature of this intersection continues to remain controversial. While livestock and wildlife can also become...
An exploratory analysis of the emergence and implications of breed specific legislation: Knee-jerk reaction or warranted response?
Contributor(s):: Niki Rae Huitson
The main objective of this thesis was to survey and critically analyze the increased attention and call for legislation addressing "dangerous dogs" and, more generally, animal control in urban landscapes. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), the banning or restricting of the ownership of a...
Animal Law in Australasia: a Universal Dialogue of "trading off" animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Schaffner, J. E.
Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue provides a comprehensive, thought provoking discussion and analysis of animal law in Australasia while critiquing the existing paradigm that presumes human desire always outweighs animal suffering and proposing reforms to provide better legal...
One Health: The complex issue of dog bites
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D., Leicester, L.
Rabies, Dog Bites Prevalence, and Legislation
Contributor(s):: Zenny Ng
Knowledge about the penalties imposed people who mistreat animalsConhecimento sobre as penalidades aplicadas as pessoas que maltratam animais
Contributor(s):: Lima, J. L. A. de, Alves, N. D., Amora, S. S. A., Lima, C. T. A. de, Torres, L. F., Melo, F. da C. S.
A survey was conducted to determine the knowledge level of penalties for animal cruelty in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that 60% of respondents said they knew animals had legislative protection, while 40% were unaware of this. 18% said they knew some animal...
Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know
Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.
The identification of a "battered pets" syndrome, which put the veterinary profession on a parallel footing with its counterparts in human medicine who respond to battered children, women, and elders, expanded the veterinarian's role as an advocate for animals' welfare to include the recognition...
RandAgiamo TM, a pilot project increasing adoptability of shelter dogs in the Umbria Region (Italy)
Contributor(s):: Menchetti, L., Mancini, S., Catalani, M. C., Boccini, B., Diverio, S.
Current Italian legislation does not permit euthanasia of dogs, unless they are ill or dangerous. Despite good intentions and ethical benefits, this "no-kill policy" has caused a progressive overpopulation of dogs in shelters, due to abandonment rates being higher than adoption rates. Shelter...
Fighting nature: an analysis and critique of breed-specific flourishing arguments for dog fights
Contributor(s):: Werkheiser, I.
Social science literature on dog fighting illustrates an important element in the discourse of dog fighters, namely patriarchy. However, it has not addressed another common element, namely flourishing. According to this element of that discourse, some dog breeds are born to fight, and therefore...
"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 (...
Effect of increasing amounts of straw on pigs' explorative behaviour
Contributor(s):: Jensen, M. B., Herskin, M. S., Forkman, B., Pedersen, L. J.
According to European legislation, pigs must have permanent access to sufficient quantity of material to enable manipulation activities. However, few studies have quantified how much straw is needed to fulfil the requirements of growing pigs. We investigated the effect of increasing amount of...
#SaveBenjy: sexuality, queer animals, and Ireland
Contributor(s):: McLoughlin, E.
This paper explores the #SaveBenjy Crowdfunder campaign to save a Charolais bull in the Republic of Ireland who expressed sexual interest only in weanling bulls and not the heifers he was expected to impregnate. The prominence and popularity of #SaveBenjy is anything but coincidental. In May...