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Chasing Secretariat's Consent: The Impossibility of Permissible Animal Sports
| Contributor(s):: James Rocha
Tom Regan argued that animal sports cannot be morally permissible because they are cruel and the animals do not voluntarily participate. While Regan is correct about actual animal sports, we should ask whether substantially revised animal sports could be permissible. We can imagine significant...
Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland
| Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.
The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...
Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports
| Contributor(s):: Kutte Jonsson
The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to...
Analysis of Failure to Finish a Race in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Jasmine Tanner, Chris Rogers, Charlotte Bolwell, Naomi Cogger, Erica Gee, Wayne McIlwraith
The objective was to describe the incidence of failure to finish a race in flat-racing Thoroughbreds in New Zealand as these are summary indicators of falls, injuries and poor performance. Retrospective data on six complete flat racing seasons (n = 188,615 race starts) of all Thoroughbred flat...
Horse breeds and their uses
| Contributor(s):: Hanin G. Alghamdi
Horses are important animals to human beings. For a long time, horses have been companions for humans. They have been a symbol of power, affluence, authority, and might. It has been reported that humans began the process of domesticating horses around the year 4000 BCE. Since then, humans have...
Fighting nature: an analysis and critique of breed-specific flourishing arguments for dog fights
| Contributor(s):: Werkheiser, I.
Social science literature on dog fighting illustrates an important element in the discourse of dog fighters, namely patriarchy. However, it has not addressed another common element, namely flourishing. According to this element of that discourse, some dog breeds are born to fight, and therefore...
Caravans, camel wrestling and cowrie shells: towards a social zooarchaeology of camel hybridization in Anatolia and adjacent regions
| Contributor(s):: Cakirlar, C., Berthon, R.
Hybrid camels, intentional crosses between dromedaries and bactrian camels, are prized for their robustness and endurance. They were the prime vehicles of short and long distance caravan trade in a large area between Greece and Mongolia until the whole-scale introduction of motorized transport....
What is a canine athlete?
| Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...
Horse Play in the Canadian West: The Emergence of the Calgary Stampede as Contested Terrain
| Contributor(s):: Gerber, B., Young, K.
As one example of how modern Western societies are increasingly obliged to reconcile questions of civility and justice against common, indeed revered, practices that compromise nonhuman animals, this paper examines the recent history of public debate regarding the use of animals for public...
When the final race is over
| Contributor(s):: Eder-Mulhane, A.
Paws for thought: ensuring pet health at home and on the road. Coping with separation anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Kilmer, K.
Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider
| Contributor(s):: Auvinet, B., Coureau, C., Galloux, P.
Who speaks for the horse - the sport of endurance riding and equine welfare
| Contributor(s):: Frazier, D. L.
Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)
| Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.
This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...