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"first things first": application of Islamic principles of priority in the ethical assessment of genetically modified foods
Contributor(s):: Noor Munirah, Isa, Saadan, Man
Advancement of modern agricultural biotechnology has brought various potential benefits to humankind, but at the same time ethical concerns regarding some applications such as genetically modified foods (GMF) have been raised among the public. Several questions are being posed; should they...
A framework for assessing the suitability of different species as companion animals
Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.
A Moveable Beast: Subjective Influence of Human-Animal Relationships on Risk Perception, and Risk Behaviour during Bushfire Threat
Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Joshua L. Trigg, Kirrilly Thomspon, Bradley Smith, Pauleen Bennett
This article examines how human-animal connections influence risk perception and behaviour in companion animal guardians exposed to bushfire threat in Australia. Although the objective role of psychological bonds with companion animals is well accepted by researchers, subjective interpretations...
A retrospective survey of riders' opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses
Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.
Horse riders have used layers between saddles and their horse's back since ancient times. Despite the apparent common usage of such layers, most research regarding pressures under horses' saddles seems to have been conducted without such layers present. An online survey of equestrian riders was...
A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.
Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...
A Study of Firesetting and Animal Cruelty in Children: Family Influences and Adolescent Outcomes
Contributor(s):: Becker, Kimberly D., Stuewig, Jeffrey, Herrera, Veronica M., McCloskey, Laura A.
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines
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Contributor(s):: Alison Selby
This systematic review examines the empirical literature in an emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions involving equines across populations. Fourteen full reports in English were extracted from 103 studies accessed through sixteen electronic databases and a...
Agricultural biotechnology and the future benefits argument. (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Burkhardt, J.
In the face of criticisms about the current generation of agricultural biotechnology products, some proponents of agricultural biotechnology offer a "future benefits argument" (FBA), which is a utilitarian ethical argument that attempts to justify continued R&D. This paper analyses several...
All creatures great and minute: a public policy primer for companion animal zoonoses
Contributor(s):: Reaser, J. K., Clark, E. E., Jr., Meyers, N. M.
Approximately 63% of US households have at least one pet, a large percentage of which are considered family members. Pet owners can derive substantial physical and psychological benefits from interaction with companion animals. However, pet ownership is not without risks; zoonotic diseases are...
Animal welfare in disaster management
Contributor(s):: Vroegindewey, G.
Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter
Contributor(s):: Gail Laule, Jacob Casper, Sebastian Heath, Robert Linnabary, Andrej Romanovsky
The Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter for Oct-Dec 1993. Contains "The Use of Behavioral Management Techniques to Reduce or Eliminate Abnormal Behavior" by Gail Laule, "Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters by Jacob Casper, Sebastian E. Heath, and Robert D. Linnabary, and...
Animals in the media: New boundaries of risk?
Contributor(s):: Gerber, David L. J., Burton-Jeangros, Claudine, Dubied, Annik
Apparent prevalence of swine brucellosis in feral swine in the United States
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, K., Bevins, S. N., Schmit, B. S., Lutman, M. W., Milleson, M. P., Turnage, C. T., Bigelow, T. T., DeLiberto, T. J.
Applying social science to inform conservation solutions regarding owned outdoor cats in urbanizing landscapes
Contributor(s):: Ashley Gramza
Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) incur and impose risks on ecosystems and represent a complex issue of critical importance to wildlife conservation and domestic cat and human health. There is an inherent social dimension to the issue of owned free-ranging cats, as humans are their...
Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia
Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward
Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...
Assessment of GM crops in commercial agriculture
Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Lehman, H.
The calibre of the recent discourse regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has suffered from a lack of consensus on terminology, from the scarcity of evidence upon which to assess risk to health and to the environment, and from value differences between proponents and opponents of GMOs....
Assistance dog placement in the pediatric population: benefits, risks, and recommendations for future application
Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Nattrass, K., O'Brien, S., Patronek, G., MacCollin, M.
Assistance animals have long been recognized for their value in enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities by increasing the physical independence, confidence, and social lives of their handlers. Recently, this concept has been applied to the growing population of children with physical...
Benefits and Risks for People and Livestock of Keeping Companion Animals: Searching for a Healthy Balance
Contributor(s):: Sterneberg-van der Maaten, T., Turner, D., Van Tilburg, J., Vaarten, J.
Best practices for designing and planning events where human-animal interactions are encouraged, based on observations of risk behaviors and hand hygiene at such events
Contributor(s):: Gonzalo Erdozain
Outbreaks of human illness have been linked to visiting settings with animal contact throughout developed countries. These outbreaks demonstrate that although contact with animals in public settings can provide educational and entertainment opportunities, the potential to spread disease exists if...