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Private Animal Welfare Standards—Opportunities and Risks
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Contributor(s):: Frida Lundmark, Charlotte Berg, Helena Rockilnsberg
The current shift moves the governance of animal welfare away from the government towards the private market and the consumers. We have studied the intentions, content, and on-farm inspection results from different sets of animal welfare legislation and private standards with an aim to highlight...
Consuming for the sake of others: whose interests count on a market for animal-friendly products?
Contributor(s):: Pirscher, F.
Many Europeans are concerned about the living conditions of farm animals because they view animals as beings that possess interests of their own. Against this background the introduction of an animal welfare label is being intensively discussed in Europe. In choosing a market-based instrument to...
Analysis of the alternative agriculture's seeds market sector: history and development
Contributor(s):: Barbieri, P., Bocchi, S.
Alternative agricultural systems, like organic and local agriculture, are becoming increasingly important in Europe to the detriment of conventional methods. As a matter of fact, sustainable agriculture, which started as a niche sector, has been able to conquer a significant share of the...
Is capitalism to blame? Animal lives in the marketplace
Contributor(s):: McMullen, S.
Increasing efficient production of commercial animal products has resulted in decreased quality of life and shorter life spans for animals being farmed and bred. Should this animal welfare problem be blamed on farmers or consumers? Or should we blame the capitalist system? I argue that those...
Breeding inequality: Human-animal interactions in beef production
Contributor(s):: Ellis, Colter
Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study
Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...
The illegal parrot trade: a literature review
Contributor(s):: Pires, Stephen F.
Relationship patterns in food purchase: observing social interactions in different shopping environments
Contributor(s):: Cicatiello, C., Pancino, B., Pascucci, S., Franco, S.
The social dimension of purchase seems particularly important when it comes to food, since it can contribute to foster "consumers' embeddedness" in the local food system. The discussion on this topic is growing after the emergence of alternative food networks (AFNs), which are thought to have...
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
Investigating some of the factors that influence "consumer" choice when adopting a shelter dog in the United Kingdom
Contributor(s):: Siettou, C., Fraser, I. M., Fraser, R. W.
This study examined which characteristics of dogs available at a large rehoming organization in the United Kingdom influenced prospective adopters' choices. The revealed preference data used to model "consumer" choice were from the Dogs Trust rehoming web pages. The analysis of the probability...
Welfare monitoring schemes: using research to safeguard welfare of animals on the farm
Contributor(s):: Barnett, J. L., Hemsworth, P. H.
There are a number of nonhuman animal welfare monitoring schemes for animals on the farm in Australia and in other countries. Although the majority of such schemes are voluntary rather than legislated, some are nevertheless enforced through a number of customer requirements that industries must...
Overview of the Brazilian citriculture certification
Contributor(s):: Turra, C., Vian, C. E. de F., Nielsen, F. A. G., Santos, P. S., Penteado, L. F. de F.
This study aims to characterize the different types of certification in the Brazilian citriculture as well as analyze the major changes in the market. The paper also has the objective to discuss how social and environmental factors influence the demand for food certifications and the...
Immunocastration with Improvac TM reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs
Contributor(s):: Brewster, V., Nevel, A.
Preliminary investigations into the use of microwave energy for reversible stunning of sheep
Contributor(s):: Small, A., McLean, D., Keates, H., Owen, J. S., Ralph, J.
Who's buying for pets
Economics and animal welfare in small animal veterinary practice: the case of genetic welfare problems
Contributor(s):: Yeates, J.
Qualified for evaluation? A GM potato and the orders of rural worth
Contributor(s):: Valve, H.
Use of artificial drinkers by unhandled semi-feral ponies
Contributor(s):: Weerd, H. A. van de, Seaman, S., Wheeler, K., Goddard, P., McLean, B.
Suffering on the road to research
Contributor(s):: Reed, D.
Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture
Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.
As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...