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

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.

  2. Benefits of naturalistic free-ranging primate displays and implications for increased human-primate interactions

    Contributor(s):: Sha, ChihMun, Kabilan, B., Alagappasamy, S., Guha, B.

  3. Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in frequency of play with pets among middle-aged men: a behavioral genetic analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacobson, K. C., Hoffman, C. L., Vasilopoulos, T., Kremen, W. S., Panizzon, M. S., Grant, M. D., Lyons, M. J., Xian, H., Franz, C. E.

    There is growing evidence that pet ownership and human–animal interaction (HAI) have benefits for human physical and psychological well-being. However, there may be pre-existing characteristics related to patterns of pet ownership and interactions with pets that could potentially bias...

  4. Symbolic lizards: forms of special purpose classification of animals among the Nage of eastern Indonesia

    | Contributor(s):: Forth, G.

  5. Feeding Chromonaela odorata during pregnancy to goat dams affects acceptance of this feedstuff by their offspring

    | Contributor(s):: Phan Vu, Hai, Everts, H., Dam Van, Tien, Schonewille, J. T., Hendriks, W. H.

    We investigated the effect of Chromonaela odorata ingestion by goat dams during pregnancy on intake of C. odorata by their kids. Alteration of prenatal feed preference may be used to increase feed intake of novel feeds and the transit from outdoor to indoor goat farming in...

  6. Vigilance behavior and chickens: differences among status and location

    | Contributor(s):: Burger, J.

    The feeding and vigilance behaviour of domestic chickens (Gallus domesticus) was examined in Bali and Sulawesi in Indonesia and in the highlands of New Guinea. The null hypothesis that there was no difference in the time devoted to vigilance as a function of location or condition (sex, age or...

  7. Animal consciousness and ethics in Asia and the Pacific

    | Contributor(s):: Macer, D.

  8. Technology and ethics in agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Daniel, P.

    Using technological changes in wheat harvest, the formation and transformation of the cotton culture, the impact of the Green Revolution in Malaya, and genetic engineering as examples, this article explores the positive and negative impacts of science and technology applied to agriculture. The...

  9. Behavior of grazing purebred and crossbred dairy cows under tropical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Matias, J. M.

    Recent dairy development thrusts in the Philippines focus on increasing existing stock through the importation of dairy animals, particularly Holstein x Sahiwal crossbreds. This study was conducted to determine and compare the behaviour of purebred Holstein and crossbred (Holstein x Sahiwal)...

  10. Bestia incognita : the horse and its history in the Philippines 1880-1930

    | Contributor(s):: Bankoff, G.

    Animals and their histories outside of Europe and its off-shoot settler societies are effectively unknown except as far they constitute a source of exotic species with which to stock the cages of western zoos or to provide hapless victims to the rifles of imperial sportsmen. This paper is an...

  11. The relationship between childhood cruelty to animals and psychological adjustment: a Malaysian study

    | Contributor(s):: Mellor, D., Yeow, J., Norul Hidayah bt, Mamat, Noor Fizlee bt Mohd, Hapidzal

    In Western research, cruelty to animals in childhood has been associated with comorbid conduct problems and with interpersonal violence in later life. However, there is little understanding of the aetiology of cruelty to animals, and what in the child's life may require attention if the chain...

  12. A comparison of the activity budgets of wild and captive Sulawesi crested black macaques ( Macaca nigra )

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, V. A., Feistner, A. T. C.

    One aim of environmental enrichment techniques is to replicate 'wild-like' behaviour in captivity. In this study, three captive troops of Sulawesi crested black macaques (M. nigra) in Chester, Jersey and Marwell Zoos, UK were each observed for 100 h in large naturalistic enclosures In May and...

  13. 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...