Selected abstracts from the Whale Welfare and Ethics Workshop, hosted by the UK Government and supported by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and held on 22nd and 23rd March 2011 at the Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Contributor(s):: Carder, G., Cornish, A.
Supporting older people with pets in sheltered housing
Contributor(s):: Ormerod, E.
The biopolitics of animal being and welfare: dog control and care in the UK and India
Contributor(s):: Krithika, Srinivasan
The dog fancy at war: breeds, breeding, and britishness, 1914-1918
Contributor(s):: Howell, P.
The emergence of veterinary oaths: social, historical, and ethical considerations
Contributor(s):: Bones, V. C., Yeates, J. W.
Veterinary oaths are public declarations sworn by veterinarians, usually when they enter the profession. As such, they may reflect professional and social concerns. Analysis of contemporary veterinary oaths may therefore reveal their ethical foundations. The objective of this article is to...
A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.
A preliminary study investigating the physical welfare and welfare code compliance for tethered and free-ranging horses on common land in South Wales
Contributor(s):: Samuel, E. K., Whay, H. R., Mullan, S.
Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?
Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms
Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.
Just and sustainable? Examining the rhetoric and potential realities of UK food security
Contributor(s):: MacMillan, T., Dowler, E.
Lying laterality and the effect of IceTag data loggers on lying behaviour of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Medrano-Galarza, C., Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J.
The use of a single empirical outcome measure to assess welfare in slaughter plants: between- and within-sector comparisons of the supply base for a major retail multiple
Contributor(s):: Roberts, F., Lucas, A., Johnson, S.
The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research
Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.
Uptake and effectiveness of interventions to reduce claw lesions in 40 dairy herds in the UK
Contributor(s):: Barker, Z. E., Wright, J. L., Blowey, R. W., Amory, J. R., Green, L. E.
Welfare outcomes assessment in laying hen farm assurance schemes
Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S., Atkinson, C., Bond, A., Cooper, M., Fraser, A., Browne, W. J.
Preventing dog bite injuries: the need for a collaborative approach
Contributor(s):: Keuster, T. de, Overall, K. L.
This article discusses an open-minded multidisciplinary approach for preventing primary and secondary dog bites. This approach is based on the recognition of the interaction between the dog, human and environment in which they interact. Focus is given on the analysis of problem or potential...
Pets and protein: placing domestic livestock on hobby-farms in England and Wales
Contributor(s):: Holloway, L.
This paper considers some of the ethical dimensions of human-animal relations in livestock farming, using the notion of 'situated morality' to examine hobby-farming as a particular set of social and agricultural practices in which farm animals are encountered simultaneously as 'friends' and...
A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.
Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...
Are scientists right and non-scientists wrong? Reflections on discussions of GM
Contributor(s):: Deckers, J.
This paper furthers the understanding of the view that genetic modification (GM) is unnatural, and of the critical response to this view. While many people have been reported to hold the view that GM is unnatural, many policy-makers and their advisors have suggested that the view must be ignored...