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Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton
Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...
Willingness of Dutch broiler and pig farmers to convert to production systems with improved welfare
Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Lans, I. A. van der, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O., Saatkamp, H. W.
The present study investigated 15 broiler and 13 fattening pig farmers' willingness-to-convert to alternative production systems with higher animal welfare standards compared to conventional production systems in The Netherlands, and explored the main barriers to the adoption of these alternative...
A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions
Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.
Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...
Improved nonhuman animal welfare is related more to income equality than it is to income
Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.
The link between nonhuman animal welfare, income, and income inequality (Gini coefficient) was tested using consumption of animal products, laws protecting animals on the farm from the worst abuses, and animals used in experimentation as indicators. Experimentation on all animals and on rodents...
Willingness to pay: animal welfare and related influencing factors in China
Contributor(s):: Zhao, YingJie, Wu, ShaSha
Personal willingness to pay, an important research aspect on nonhuman animal welfare, is the foundation of animal welfare legislation. As China has no special laws on the issue, it is important to study animal welfare. This article assesses personal willingness to pay for animal welfare in China,...
An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.
Human-animal relationships in the Norwegian dairy goat industry: assessment of pain and provision of veterinary treatment (Part II)
Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Valle, P. S.
Companion animal knowledge, attachment and pet cat care and their associations with household demographics for residents of a rural Texas town
Contributor(s):: Ramon, M. E., Slater, M. R., Ward, M. P.
An ethicist's commentary on client financial status and treatment
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?
Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.
Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...
Associations between lesion-specific lameness and the milk yield of 1,635 dairy cows from seven herds in the Xth region of Chile and implications for management of lame dairy cows worldwide
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Borkert, J., Monti, G., Tadich, N.
Lameness is one of the greatest infringements of welfare in dairy cows. The objective of this study was to investigate associations between milk yield and foot lesions causing lameness in Chilean dairy cattle with the hypothesis that if we can demonstrate that lameness reduces yield, and so...
A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 4. Gender issues
Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lanyon, A.