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  1. Animal welfare and livestock production in a postindustrial milieu. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Thompson, P. B.

    Structural transformation, food safety, and environmental risks pose challenges to livestock producers. Adjustments to livestock production systems to improve animal welfare will be made in an economic and political milieu characterized by these challenges. However, competing assumptions about...

  2. Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....

  3. The origins and first ten years of Anthrozoƶs

    Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N.

  4. Animals and the limits of ethnography

    Contributor(s):: Madden, R.

    Is ethnography (as constituted in the social sciences) a reliable method with which to understand interspecies intersubjectivity? Can a method that has become a cornerstone approach to a qualitative understanding of humans for more than a century interrogate the social ties between humans and...

  5. Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use

    Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.

  6. Particularities of the human-animal interactions relevant to the welfare and productivity of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Honorato, L. A., Hotzel, M. J., Gomes, C. C. de M., Silveira, I. D. B., Machado Filho, L. C. P.

  7. Particularities of the human-animal interactions relevant to the welfare and productivity of dairy cows. Particularidades relevantes da interacao humano-animal para o bem-estar e produtividade de vacas leiteiras.

    Contributor(s):: Honorato, L. A., Hotzel, M. J., Gomes, C. C. de M., Silveira, I. D. B., Machado Filho, L. C. P.

  8. Animal ownership and civil responsibility

    Contributor(s):: Tropardi, N. C. de O.

  9. In search of human nature

    Contributor(s):: Bouchard, Thomas J., Jr.

  10. Attachment between humans and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, Miho, Mogi, Kazutaka, Kikusui, Takefumi

  11. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.

  12. Animal welfare science - working at the interface between the natural and social sciences

    Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby, M. C., Karkinen, K.

    Animal welfare science has pioneered in interdisciplinary work in many ways. However, this work has mainly taken place among researchers from the natural sciences. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using broad interdisciplinary approaches to scientific animal welfare...

  13. Editorial: concepts of animal welfare. (Special issue: Concepts of animal welfare)

    Contributor(s):: Hagen, K., Bos, R. van den, Buning, T. de C.

    Four of the papers in this issue of Acta Biotheoretica came from the symposium held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany last 8-9 October 2009. The theme was "Concepts of animal welfare-interdisciplinary perspectives". The topics of the papers are: a history of animal welfare science; health and welfare in...

  14. The effect of visiting zoos on human health and quality of life

    Contributor(s):: Sakagami, T., Ohta, M.

    The increased mental stress of daily life and aging of the population are serious matters in Japan. There are many studies regarding the effects of human-animal interactions on mental and physical human health, whereas there are few studies examining the effects of visiting zoos. To determine the...

  15. The performance of farm animal assessment. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Roe, E., Buller, H., Bull, J.

    This paper argues that the current drive towards greater use of animal-based measures for welfare assessment raises important issues for how farm visits by welfare assessors are performed. As social scientists, we employ a number of contemporary social science ideas to offer a new approach to...

  16. Highlighting ethical decisions underlying the scoring of animal welfare in the Welfare QualityReg. scheme. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Jensen, K. K., Botreau, R., Sandoe, P.

    All systems of scoring animal units (groups, farms, slaughter plants, etc) according to the level of the animals' welfare are based inevitably on normative decisions. Similarly, all methods of labelling, in terms of acceptability, are based on choices reflecting ethical values. The evaluative...