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  1. How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case

    Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  2. Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands

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    | Contributor(s):: Pim Martens, Camille Hansart, Bingtao Su

    The social context and culture in which individuals grow shapes their perspectives through life. Early on, children learn about animals through storybooks, animated movies, toys, and through interactions with pets and wildlife, and will slowly start to build beliefs around those experiences....

  3. Dog-Directed Parenting Styles Mirror Dog Owners’ Orientations Toward Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Herwijnen, Ineke R. van, Borg, Joanne A. M. van der, Naguib, Marc, Beerda, Bonne

    Parents raise children in consistent ways, and these parenting styles affect child wellbeing and societal adjustment. Recently, we identified such parenting styles in the owner–dog relationship. Dog owners of the authoritarian- correction orientated (AUC) type stand out for demandingness....

  4. Attitudes to Animals in Cyprus and the UK: Associations with Personality, Delinquency, and Morality

    | Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent

    The study aim was to investigate the associations between personality factors, attitudes to animals, moral values, and delinquent behaviors, and to examine the moderating effects of gender, age, and country of origin on these associations. This was a cross-cultural comparison of residents of...

  5. Demographics Regarding Belief in Non-Human Animal Sentience and Emotional Empathy with Animals: A Pilot Study among Attendees of an Animal Welfare Symposium

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    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Cornish, Bethany Wilson, David Raubenheimer, Paul McGreevy

    Attitudes to animals are linked to beliefs about their ability to experience pain and suffering, their cognition, and their sentience. Education and awareness-raising play a pivotal role in increasing society’s consideration of non-human animal welfare. The current pilot study explores...

  6. Familiarity and Interest in Working with Livestock Decreases the Odds of Having Positive Attitudes towards Non-Human Animals and Their Welfare among Veterinary Students in Italy

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    | Contributor(s):: Chiara Mariti, Federica Pirrone, Mariangela Albertini, Angelo Gazzano, Silvana Diverio

    We investigated the attitudes of veterinary students towards animals and their welfare in Italy. Regression analyses revealed predictors that are significant in differentiating students’ scoring tendency based on their gender, familiarity, and intention to work with a specific animal...

  7. A Study of Traveller Horse Owners' Attitudes to Horse Care and Welfare Using an Equine Body Condition Scoring System

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    | Contributor(s):: Marie Rowland, Tamsin Coombs, Melanie Connor

    Traveller horses are often perceived to be exposed to poor welfare due to Travellers’ traditional way of horsemanship. However, few studies have investigated Traveller horse welfare. Hence, the present study aims to explore Traveller horse owners’ attitudes to horse care and...

  8. Capturing Animality: An Evolutionary Approach to Animal Attitudes

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    | Contributor(s):: Netzin Gerald Steklis

    The purpose of the series of five studies presented in this dissertation is to shed new light on how our long history of interactions with animals has led to the evolution of psychological adaptations structuring our attitudes about animal—that comprise a multivariate latent construct...

  9. Human Love Styles and Attitudes toward Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Guthrie, Michelle F., Marshall, Philip H., Hendrick, Susan S., Hendrick, Clyde, Logue, Erin

    Pets have a positive influence on humans’ physical and psychological wellbeing, as well as their close relationships. In general, people who hold a positive view of people in turn hold a favorable view of pets. Despite this, previous studies on the relationship between love toward people and love...

  10. Cyprus versus UK: Cultural Differences of Attitudes toward Animals Based on Personality and Sensational Interests

    | Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent

    The aim of the present study was to see if positive attitudes toward animals can be predicted by the personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness, and whether higher levels of militaristic interests may lead to less positive attitudes. Militarism was expected to be predicted by lower...

  11. Approach behaviour of shelter dogs and its relationships with the attitudes of shelter staff to dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Troxler, Josef

    The behaviour of animals towards humans is widely used to assess human–animal relationship and welfare in livestock. The aim of this study was to develop an approach test for dogs that is feasible in a surveillance setting, shows stability over a given time period and has good...

  12. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  13. Toward a New Framework for Understanding Human–Wild Animal Relations: PROD

    | Contributor(s):: Waldhorn, Daniela R.

  14. Inter-species ethics : Australian perspectives : a cross-cultural study of attitudes towards non-human animal species

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    | Contributor(s):: David Bennett

    This thesis presents an Australian-oriented cross-cultural study of attitudes towards non-human animal species. It is divided into three sections. In the first section, ideas and considerations of five Australian philosophers - H.J. McCloskey, John Passmore, Peter Singer, and Val Plumwood and...

  15. Attitudes of different stakeholders toward pig husbandry: a study to determine conflicting and matching attitudes toward animals, humans and the environment

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara J. Bergstra, Henk Hogoveen, Elsbeth N. Stassen

    The pig sector is struggling with negative attitudes of citizens. This may be the result of conflicting attitudes toward pig husbandry between citizens and other stakeholders. To obtain knowledge about these attitudes, the objectives of this study were (1) to determine and compare attitudes of...

  16. "Subjects-of-a-Life," Entelechy, and Intrinsic Teleology

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    | Contributor(s):: Josephine Donovan

    This article explores the question of what is a “subject-of-a-life,” Tom Regan’s celebrated term for a living entity to whom, he argued, we humans owe ethical duty. I return to ancient concepts of entelechy and teleological organization, arguing that, stripped of theological...

  17. Contributory Role of Pet Attitude, Attachment Styles, Social Support and Loneliness in Well Being of Young Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Tapasri Das, Anindita Chaudhuri

        

  18. A survey of elderly dog and cat owners and their attitudes to their pets

    | Contributor(s):: Y. Tokura, K. Noda, M. Azuma, M. Kato, T. Kobayashi, N. Kajiwara, K. Endo

  19. Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child

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    | Contributor(s):: Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh

    Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....

  20. Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City

    | Contributor(s):: Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner

    Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of our study was to adapt for Romanian and Spanish languages usage of an instrument that includes...