Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker
Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette
Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries
Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.
The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...
A role of Fair Trade certification for environmental sustainability
Contributor(s):: Makita, R.
Although most studies on the Fair Trade initiative are, to some extent, cognizant of its contribution to environmental sustainability, what the environmental aspect means to Fair Trade has not yet been explored fully. A review of environmental issues in the Fair Trade literature suggests that...
The National Wildlife Control Training Program: an evolution in wildlife damage management education for industry professionals
Contributor(s):: Curtis, Paul D., Smith, Raj, Hygnstrom, Scott
Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a certification process in Alberta Canada that qualifies people to work with animals to help people in need.Certification is granted for two types of helping professionals as indicated below:Animal Assisted Therapist - Master’s level helping professionals. This includes mental...
Exploring Animal-Assisted Interventions
What does it involve? Practical application of the distance education information provided in the courses in Animal Assisted Interventions.Taking part in activities and exercises with animals designed to help people with a variety of life issues. These activities will address the learning...
A means-end chain approach to explaining the adoption of good agricultural practices certification schemes: the case of Malaysian vegetable farmers
Contributor(s):: Tey, YeongSheng, Arsil, P., Brindal, M., Shamsudin, M. N., Radam, A., Ahmad Hanis, I. A. H., Natasha, Rajendran, Lim, ChinDing
Good agricultural practices (GAP) certification schemes have been promoted to enhance agricultural sustainability. This study seeks to explain the adoption of GAP certification schemes through an analysis of the role of personal values in guiding such choice. It is a departure from approaches...
A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport
Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.
Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...
Brig inmates train dogs
Certification standards for aquaculture products: bringing together the values of producers and consumers in globalised organic food markets
Contributor(s):: Bergleiter, S., Meisch, S.
From a certifier's perspective (Naturland e.V.), this paper deals with the question of how to bring together the values of producers and consumers in globalized food markets. It is argued that growth and mainstreaming of organic food production cannot be achieved solely by ethically aware...
The rationality of biofuel certification: a critical examination of EU biofuel policy
Contributor(s):: Pols, A. J. K.
Certification for biofuels has been developed to ensure that biofuel production methods adhere to social and environmental sustainability standards. As such, requiring biofuel production to be certified has become part of EU policy through the 2009 renewable energy directive (RED), that aims to...
Broiler chicken welfare assessment in GLOBALGAP certified and non-certified farms in Brazil
Contributor(s):: Souza, A., Oliveira Sans, E. C. de, Muller, B. R., Molento, C. F. M.
Regarding broilers, Brazil is the third largest producer and the leading chicken meat exporter in the world. Independent certifications are required by some importers in the European Union (EU) to guarantee compliance with minimum welfare requirements. Our objective was to compare broiler chicken...
A Delicate People and Their Dogs
Contributor(s):: Sider, Gerald M.
Equine assisted interventions in mental health
Contributor(s):: Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Overview of the Brazilian citriculture certification
Contributor(s):: Turra, C., Vian, C. E. de F., Nielsen, F. A. G., Santos, P. S., Penteado, L. F. de F.
This study aims to characterize the different types of certification in the Brazilian citriculture as well as analyze the major changes in the market. The paper also has the objective to discuss how social and environmental factors influence the demand for food certifications and the...
Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges
Contributor(s):: Heath, C. A. E., Lin, Y., Mullan, S., Browne, W. J., Main, D. C. J.
This paper presents an account of a Welfare Quality assessment of 92 dairy farms carried out by seven experienced assessors. The aim was to evaluate the potential of the Welfare Quality assessment protocol with respect to its uptake by UK farm assurance schemes. Data collection, and measure...
Northwest Montana Pet Partners
Northwest Montana Pet Partners conducts dog visitation programs through Pet Partners. The organization is licensed to evaluate and certify dogs (and cats) and their handlers.
Caring Animal Partners
Caring Animal Partners' mission is to enhance the pleasure and well being of our elder groups, assist in the development of skills for living in our younger groups and to provide pet assisted therapy to those with special needs.
The Mission of Loving Paws Animal Assisted Therapy program is to promote the human-animal bond, create a fun and engaging environment that provides positive support and motivation, while enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable populations and those in need throughout Douglas County through...