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  1. Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos

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    | Contributor(s):: The Zoos Forum

    The zoo community considers animal welfare to be a matter of great importance. The EC Zoos Directive (1999/22/EC) provides that animals must be accommodated under conditions which aim to satisfy the biological and conservation requirements of the individual species and, in the UK, the Secretary...

  2. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: J. M Alger, S. F Alger

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  3. Comparison of nicarbazin absorption in chickens, mallards, and Canada geese

    | Contributor(s):: C. A. Yoder, L. A. Miller, K. S. Bynum

    Nicarbazin (NCZ), a coccidiostat commonly used in the poultry industry, causes reduced hatchability and egg quality in layer hens at a concentration of 125 ppm (8.4 mg/kg) in the feed. Although this effect is undesirable in the poultry industry, NCZ could provide a useful wildlife contraception...

  4. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    | Contributor(s):: Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  5. Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

    [House Report 110-901][From the U.S. Government Printing Office]This bill makes it illegal to possess, ship, transport, purchase, sell, deliver, or receive any horse with the intent that it be slaughtered for human consumption. The bill also makes it illegal to engage in the above conduct with...

  6. Public law 110–22

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    To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.

  7. Support for animal rights as a function of belief in evolution, religious fundamentalism, and religious denomination

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    | Contributor(s):: J. L. DeLeeuw, L. W Galen, C. Aebersold, V. Stanton

    The present study examined the relationship among religious denomination, fundamentalism, belief about human origins, gender, and support for animal rights. Eighty-two college undergraduates filled out a set of 3 questionnaires: The Religious Fundamentalism Scale (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 2004),...

  8. The Animal Welfare Act: An overview

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect. Congress passed the AWA in 1966 in response to public concern regarding stolen pets used in laboratory research. Since 1966, the AWA has been...

  9. The horse protection act

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    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enforces the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA is a Federal law that prohibits horses subjected to a practice called soring from participating in shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. The HPA...

  10. "A little Chanticleer" (sex in psychoanalysis: contributions to psychoanalysis

    | Contributor(s):: Ferenczi, Sandor

  11. "Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.

  12. "Cruelty": some thoughts concerning education

    | Contributor(s):: Locke, John

  13. "Eläimet on tehty ruuasta!" : Eläinetiikkaa Kajaanin alakouluissa

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    | Contributor(s):: Heidi Manner

    Opinnäytetyöni on johdannainen kehittämisprojektistani, jossa suunnittelin ja toteutin tilaustyönä Animalian kouluvierailumateriaalipaketin alakouluikäisille. Tavoitteena on selvittää 2-6-luokkalaisten lasten ja heidän vanhempiensa...

  14. "Good samaritans": a legislative solution for mandatory reporting of suspected animal abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Jack, D. C.

  15. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    | Contributor(s):: Katharine Anderson

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  16. "I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users

    | Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch

    The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...

  17. "I didn't feel right about animal dissection": dissection objectors share their science class experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Oakley, J.

  18. "I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action

    | Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.

    Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...

  19. "I'll only help you if you have two legs," or, why human service professionals should pay attention to cases involving cruelty to animals

    | Contributor(s):: Loar, Lynn

  20. "I'm Not an Activist!": Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare in the Purebred Dog Rescue Movement

    | Contributor(s):: Greenebaum, J.