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  1. A Dubious Grail: Seeking Tort Law Expansion and Limited Personhood as Stepping Stones toward Abolishing Animals' Property Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Richard L Cupp Jr.

    Some grails are sought one piece at a time. The holy grail for many animal rights activists is abolishing animals' property status. This is an ambition befitting mythical grail status in its level of difficulty given current societal mores and values. It is too inconsistent with our...

  2. Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Azeezah Kanji

    Located at the juncture of critical animal studies and decolonial theory, this analysis contemplates the connections and entanglements between settler colonialism and animality in Canadian constitutional discourse. How are coloniality and anthropocentricism — and the borders they draw...

  3. Behaviors indicative of attachment with pets scale: an adaptation of the attachment during stress scale for companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Vanegas-Farfano, M., Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. T.

    This article introduces a Spanish-language assessment tool for the evaluation of behaviors that are indicative of attachment to aid research into human-animal interaction. The psychometric properties of the adapted scale to simultaneously quantify the attachment are presented. A confirmatory...

  4. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    | Contributor(s):: Elan L. Abrell

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  5. Agrobiodiversity under different property regimes

    | Contributor(s):: Timmermann, C., Robaey, Z.

    Having an adequate and extensively recognized resource governance system is essential for the conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources in a highly populated planet. Despite the widely accepted importance of agrobiodiversity for future plant breeding and thus food security, there...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy: New disinfectant list of DVG for "Established veterinary practice and animal shelters "Tiergestutzte Therapien: Neue Desinfektionsmittelliste der DVG fur die Bereiche "Niedergelassene Veterinarpraxis und Tierheime"

    | Contributor(s):: Rheinbaben, F. von, Werner, S.

    This article presents a list of some of the veterinary disinfectants/drugs recommended by the German Veterinary Society for private animal hospitals and animal shelters highlighting the indications, efficacy, metabolism, dosage effects, and pharmokinetics of each product.

  7. Review of Francione's Animals, Property and the Law

    | Contributor(s):: Bisgould, Lesli

  8. Making the case for developing alternative lameness scoring systems for dairy goats

    | Contributor(s):: Vieira, A., Oliveira, M. D., Nunes, T., Stilwell, G.

    Lameness is a behavioural indicator of pain that negatively affects dairy ruminants' health and welfare. Lameness is generally assessed by subjective methods, based on the observation of the animal's behaviour, using numerical rating scales (NRSs) - the most common scoring system - and visual...

  9. Workaholic ferrets: does a two-chamber consumer demand study give insight in the preferences of laboratory ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo)?

    | Contributor(s):: Reijgwart, M. L., Vinke, C. M., Hendriksen, C. F. M., Meer, M. van der, Schoemaker, N. J., Zeeland, Y. R. A. van

    Although provision of environmental enrichment is an effective tool to refine laboratory animal experiments, it is currently unknown which enrichments ferrets prefer. This study aimed to assess the suitability of a closed economy, two-chamber consumer demand set-up to determine ferrets'...

  10. Assessment of severity and progression of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome using the CAnine DEmentia Scale (CADES)

    | Contributor(s):: Madari, A., Farbakova, J., Katina, S., Smolek, T., Novak, P., Weissova, T., Novak, M., Zilka, N.

    Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) represents a group of symptoms related to the aging of the canine brain. These changes ultimately lead to a decline of memory function and learning abilities, alteration of social interaction, impairment of normal housetraining, changes in sleep-wake cycle and...

  11. Animals and Property: The Violation of Soldiers' Rights to Strays in Iraq

    | Contributor(s):: Pannella, DanaMarie

  12. Dog Ownership through the Eyes of a Stray Dog: Property Rights and the Stray Dog Population

    | Contributor(s):: Viktoriya Gueseva

    Countries differ widely in the number of stray dogs. I investigate, why some countries have virtually no stray dogs and others have stray dog epidemics? Can this variation be explained by political, economic and cultural differences? There is no single factor that explain the variation in the...

  13. The Elephant in the Room: Detrimental Effects of Animals' Property Status on Standing in Animal Protection Cases

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Morrish

    Animals’ long-standing status as property serves to hinder many attempts to secure rights and protections for animals in the legal arena. Even within the realm of property law, states vary on how animals are viewed and protected. Because of these long-held views...

  14. Pet Custody: Distorting Language and the Law

    | Contributor(s):: John Dewitt Gregory

    Pets or companion animals are the property of those who own them. In this article, I shall show that pets that are the subject of disputes between divorcing spouses or separating unmarried couples should continue to be characterized as property under a rational legal system. Proposals in the law...

  15. Dairy calves' preference for rearing substrate

    | Contributor(s):: Worth, G. M., Schutz, K. E., Stewart, M., Cave, V. M., Foster, M., Sutherland, M. A.

    Traditional substrate types for dairy calves, such as sawdust, are becoming difficult and/or expensive for farmers to obtain in New Zealand. Therefore, there is a need to evaluate alternative rearing substrates that provide an acceptable level of animal welfare. The preference of dairy calves for...

  16. Network characteristics and development of social structure of agonistic behaviour in pigs across three repeated rehousing and mixing events

    | Contributor(s):: Buttner, K., Scheffler, K., Czycholl, I., Krieter, J.

    In commercial pig production, the mixing of unacquainted pigs is a standard procedure which leads to agonistic interactions with a wide range of individual pig behaviour. A reduction in these agonistic interactions positively affects animal health, welfare aspects and production parameters. With...

  17. The Economy of Nature, Private Property, and the Endangered Species Act

    | Contributor(s):: Albert Gidari

    For the past thirty years, Professor Sax has been promoting a view of the law that would permit the government to force private landowners to maintain their property in an undeveloped state without any compensation for the benefit of Nature. His goal has been "topropel...

  18. Property Rights of Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Nettie Bradford

    The problem here treated includes the property rights and spatial relationships o f animals, with special reference to the land vertebrates. With little work done in the way of collecting and compiling materials pertaining to this field, the references and literature were widely scattered....

  19. Domesticated and Then Some

    | Contributor(s):: Jane Duran

    Questions about the rights of groups or kinds of animals, and their moral standing, have traditionally appeared in the literature as questions about species occurring in nature.l As Passmore has it "Does it really matter that the moa no longer stalks the New Zealandplain?" In those...

  20. Equitable Self-Ownership for Animals

    | Contributor(s):: David Favre

    This Article proposes a new use of existing property law concepts to change the juristic personhood status of animals. Presently, animals are classified as personal property, which gives them no status or standing in the legal system for the protection or promotion of their interests. Professor...