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  1. The Effects of Different Lifestyles of Dog Owners with on their Purchasing Behaviors of Pet Goods

    Contributor(s):: Huang Yu Hui

    The main purpose of this study is to explore whether dog owners purchasing behaviors for pet goods would be affected due to their different lifestyles. First, the researcher conducts literature reviews, collecting relevant information to design questionnaires. Second, the researcher collects the...

  2. Sensitivity analysis to aid shelter management decisions: how does altering expenditure affect operational viability?

    Contributor(s):: Widmar, N. O., Lord, E., Litster, A.

    Streamlining purchasing in nonhuman animal shelters can provide multiple financial benefits. Streamlining shelter inputs and thus reducing shelter costs can include trading paid labor and management for fewer, more involved volunteers or purchasing large quantities of medical supplies from fewer...

  3. A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.

  4. 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...

  5. Comparison of early socialization practices used for litters of small-scale registered dog breeders and nonregistered dog breeders

    Contributor(s):: Korbelik, J., Rand, J. S., Morton, J. M.

    Objective - To compare early socialization practices between litters of breeders registered with the Canine Control Council (CCC) and litters of nonregistered breeders advertising puppies for sale in a local newspaper. Design - Retrospective cohort study. Animals - 80 litters of purebred and...

  6. Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event

    Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.

  7. Do they buy for their dogs the way they buy for themselves?

    Contributor(s):: Tesfom, Goitom, Birch, Nancy

  8. Swiss market for meat from animal-friendly production - responses of public and private actors in Switzerland

    Contributor(s):: Phan-Huy, S. A., Fawaz, R. B.

    Animal welfare is an important societal issue in Switzerland. Policy makers have responded with strict legislation on animal protection and with two programmes to promote animal friendly husbandry. Also private actors in the meat industry initiated programmes for animal friendly meat production...

  9. The role of livestock production ethics in consumer values towards meat

    Contributor(s):: McEachern, M. G., Schroder, M. J. A.

    This study examines the specific values held by consumers towards organic and conventionally produced meat, with particular reference to moral issues surrounding food animal production. A quota sample of 30 females from both a rural and an urban area of Scotland (UK), were interviewed. Overall,...

  10. Farmers' relationship with different animals: the importance of getting close to the animals - case studies of French, Swedish and Dutch cattle, pig and poultry farmers. (Special issue: Competing discourses of farm animal welfare and agri-food restru

    Contributor(s):: Bock, B. B., Huik, M. M. van, Prutzer, M., Eveillard, F. K., Dockes, A.

    This article seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the factors that influence farmers' relations with animals and focuses on the relevance of sector (e.g. beef or dairy cattle), animal species, housing systems and any national differences. It seeks to draw out how the relationship between...

  11. The husbandry, welfare and health of captive African civets ( Vivera civetica ) in western Ethiopa

    Contributor(s):: Tolosa, T., Regassa, F.

    A study was carried out during the period from September 2001 to August 2002 in Jimma zone, western Ethiopia to evaluate the husbandry and health of captive African civets (Vivera civetica). Wild civets were found in the wild in all 13 of the districts in the zone, although traditional...