Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg
We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...
The Elephants in the Therapy Room
Semi-ownership and sterilisation of cats and dogs in Thailand
Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.
The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of cat and dog semi-ownership in Thailand and factors that predict sterilisation. Semi-ownership was defined as interacting/caring for a companion animal that the respondent does not own, such as a stray cat or dog. A randomised telephone...
Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs
The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...
Social group formation and genetic relatedness in reintroduced Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) in Thailand
Contributor(s):: Thitaram, C., Dejchaisri, S., Somgird, C., Angkawanish, T., Brown, J., Phumphuay, R., Chomdech, S., Kangwanpong, D.
Captive-held elephants were recruited from several parts of Thailand and released as part of a reintroduction project. Wild elephants with a herd matriarch generally contain the same matrilineal line and are genetically related. However, reintroduced elephants are less likely to be related, but...
Conservation for Whom? Elephant Conservation and Elephant Conservationists in Thailand
Contributor(s):: Suphawat Laohachaiboon
This paper traces the historical development of elephant conservation in Thailand through the exploration of two interrelated state organizations: the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) and the National Elephant Institute (NEI). By examining their ideological construction, policies and...
Cultivating greater well-being: the benefits Thai organic farmers experience from adopting Buddhist eco-spirituality
Contributor(s):: Kaufman, A. H., Mock, J.
Organic farming is spreading throughout Asia, including in Thailand. Little is known about whether farmers' values change as they make the shift from conventional farming to organic farming. The benefits farmers perceive from making the shift have also scarcely been studied. We investigated these...
Elephants in Thailand: Determinants of Health and Welfare in Working Populations
Contributor(s):: Chatkupt, Thomas T., Sollod, Albert E., Sarobol, Sinth
Evaluates the health and welfare conditions of elephants encountered in the working population in Thailand. Overview on the use of elephants in transportation, ceremonies and war; Concern over the elephants' habitat; Factors in determining the type of care and husbandry given to elephants; Need...
Ethics and animal welfare evaluations in South East Asian zoos: a case study of Thailand
Contributor(s):: Agoramoorthy, G., Harrison, B.
Concern for zoo animals is palpable throughout society in many countries in South East Asia. It is important to understand problems of animal welfare in order for zoos to make significant improvement in maintaining high standards. With a case study of 3 zoos in Thailand, this article presents...
Ethics and welfare in Southeast Asian Zoos
Contributor(s):: Govindasamy, Agoramoorthy
The Southeast Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) is the only major zoological organization connecting about 90 zoos and recreational parks in the region. The Ethics and Welfare Committee of SEAZA established the zoo evaluation procedure in 1998 to assess ethics and animal welfare situation in zoos....
"Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple
Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.
Serological study of Toxoplasma gondii in kidney recipients
Contributor(s):: Sukthana, Y., Chintana, T., Damrongkitchaiporn, S., Lekkla, A.
Vaccination coverage and epidemiological parameters of the owned-dog population in Thungsong District, Thailand
Contributor(s):: Kongkaew, W., Coleman, P., Pfeiffer, D. U., Antarasena, C., Thiptara, A.
2008 SNRS abstracts -- C
Thai elephant-assisted therapy program: the feasibility in assisting an individual with autism
Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Vittayakorn, S., Tipprasert, P., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.
Animal consciousness and ethics in Asia and the Pacific
Contributor(s):: Macer, D.
Validation of broiler chicken gait scoring training in Thailand, Brazil and New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Butterworth, A., Knowles, T. G., Whittington, P., Matthews, L., Rogers, A., Bagshaw, C. S.
Broiler chickens are the most numerous terrestrial farmed animals on earth. These birds can suffer a range of pathologies which result in lameness, and one technique for assessing the impact of lameness on the individual bird, and on the flock has been gait scoring. This paper describes a study...
Owning a pet: a comparison of Malaysian and Thai pet and non-pet owner's mental health
Contributor(s):: Cheong, S. K., Teoh, H. J., Suttiwan, P. C., Borvonsin, V.
The mental health status of 400 pet and non-pet owners in Malaysia and Thailand were compared. Whilst no significant differences were observed on global scores of self-esteem and self-efficacy, it was observed that trends indicated slightly better mental health amongst pet owners. In terms of...