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  1. Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon

    Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin

    Businesses and professions must stay in accord with social ethics, or risk losing their autonomy.A major social ethical issue that has emerged in the past four decades is the treatment of animals in various areas of human use. Society’s moral concern has outgrown the traditional ethic of animal...

  2. Animal Shelter Programs and Policies

    Contributor(s):: Edwin J. Sayres

    A discussion of policies and programs that, ideally, should be followed by humane societies in the operation of shelters and the limitations that are imposed by finances, local circumstances, and other factors is a substantial undertaking. I would like, first, to give you some background...

  3. Animals without rights : a critical analysis of recent approaches in animal ethics

    Contributor(s):: Boaz Sharoni

    Non-human animals suffer greatly and are exploited in numerous ways by humans. This is a grave injustice that points to an urgent need for an adequate framework from which to protect animals from mistreatment by humans. Although classical theories in the animal rights literature have existed for...

  4. Animals, Humans: We're All Connected: Wayne Pacelle at TEDxFruitvale

    Contributor(s):: Wayne Pacelle

    How did we go from animal husbandry, where farmers cared for their animals, to "meat science"? From a relationship with living beings, to treating them like a commodity? Those who abuse animals are likely to abuse other people, and that includes farmworkers. About Wayne Pacelle,...

  5. Assessment of Recent Cases of Animal Hoarding in Germany: The Challenge for Animal Shelters and Public Authorities

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie Arnold, Henriette Mackensen, Evelyn Ofensberger, Brigitte Rusche

    Animal hoarding is a severe problem in the field of human-animal interaction. The goal of this study was to assess the current situation of animal hoarding in Germany. Reports of animal hoarding cases were collected from animal shelters and public media between January 2012 and December 2015;...

  6. Attitude change regarding animal abuse in adults the effect of education and visual aids

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    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Carter

    Additionally, images of animals alone immediately increased attitudes regarding treatment of animals. This difference does not appear to increase further over time. Images of animals alone appear to aid in immediately altering individuals' sense of continuity with animals. The attitude that...

  7. Attitudes of Clinical Psychologists Towards the Reporting of Nonhuman Animal Abuse

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    | Contributor(s):: Laetitia Geoffroy-Dallery

    Research consistently demonstrates that nonhuman animals are capable of cognition and complex emotions, but their legal status in the United States remains similar to that of property. As such, they are not protected under laws mandating psychologists to report suspicions of abuse of...

  8. Attitudes to Animal Abuse in Veterinary Practice in Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Pręgowski, Michał Piotr, Cieślik, Sandra

    Over the last two decades, animal abuse and neglect, as well as the relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence, have been the subject of numerous academic inquiries. Existing studies on this issue have primarily been conducted in Anglo-Saxon and Western European countries, and little...

  9. Baby Steps: Minnesota Raises Certain Forms of Animal Cruelty to Felony Status

    | Contributor(s):: Corwin R. Kruse

    The relationships between humans and animals are complex and contradictory; we welcome them into our homes and treat them as members of the family, yet we inflict upon them all manner of atrocities. Although laws prohibiting cruelty to animals exist in all...

  10. Battered women's experiences with pet abuse: A survey of women in two domestic violence shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth Bramel

  11. Battered women's reports of their partners' and their children's cruelty to animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ascione, Frank R.

  12. Bloodsport and the Michael Vick Dogfighting Case: A Critical Cultural Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wil Massey

    After law enforcement officials in Virginia found evidence of a dogfighting operation, the owner, National Football League star Michael Vick, became one of the most vilified figures in America for supporting a bloodsport that inflicts debilitating bodily harm on dogs. This thesis examines that...

  13. Bullies, Victims, and Animal Abusers: Do They Exhibit Similar Behavioral Difficulties?

    | Contributor(s):: Sanders, C. E., Henry, B. C., Giuliani, C. N., Dimmer, L. N.

    Two hundred forty-four male undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory psychology class completed surveys assessing animal abuse tendencies, bullying behaviors, and victimization by bullying during their K-12 school experience. Participants also completed the Strengths and Difficulties...

  14. Bullying and animal abuse: Is there a connection?

    | Contributor(s):: Henry, B. C., Sanders, C. E.

  15. Call to Action for Animals: Damian Marroquin at TEDxCarverMilitaryAcademy

    | Contributor(s):: Damian Marroquin

    Damian wants the world have more empathy towards animals that are violently abused. Damian gives a heartfelt talk about how he learned of the abuse many animals suffers and what he plans to do about it. 16-year-old Damian Marroquin loves music, art, and spending time playing or listening to...

  16. Canary in a Coal Mine: The Connection Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Susan I. Finkelstein

  17. Characterization of Suspected Crimes against Companion Animals in Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Araújo, D., Lima, C., Mesquita, J. R., Amorim, I., Ochôa, C.

    Animal crimes are a widespread phenomenon with serious implications for animal welfare, individual well-being and for society in general. These crimes are universal and represent a major problem in human/animal interaction. In Portugal, current law 69/2014 criminalizes the mistreatment and...

  18. Child abuse, domestic violence and animal abuse

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    | Contributor(s):: Frank R. Ascione, Phil Arkow (editor)

    The professional communities of psychologists and child welfare specialists to a deeper, higher and more encompassing awareness and understanding of the crucial linking of caring for animals and children in human experience. The combination of careful research, documentation, and compelling...

  19. Child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse; Cruelty to animals and interpersonal violence

    | Contributor(s):: Baenninger, Ronald

  20. Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald

    The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...