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  1. A Delicate People and Their Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sider, Gerald M.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. A scenario analysis on the implementation of a farm animal welfare assessment system

    Contributor(s):: Ingenbleek, P. T. M., Blokhuis, H. J., Butterworth, A., Keeling, L. J.

    There have been important developments in the measurement of farm animal welfare in recent years. Measuring animal welfare is one thing, implementing a farm animal welfare assessment system another. The implementation of such a system occurs in an environment that is influenced by economic,...

  6. An ethicist's commentary on veterinary "nurse practitioners"

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  7. 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...

  8. Applications for methods of on-farm welfare assessment

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Kent, J. P., Wemelsfelder, F., Ofner, E., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    Animal welfare assessment at group level is a scientific discipline that is rapidly developing. The interest in welfare assessment systems is based on an ethical concern for the welfare of farm animals. The scientific community plays an important role in delivering an appropriate repeatable,...

  9. Brig inmates train dogs

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. Carolyn and Hedy complete caregivers' class

    | Contributor(s):: Gerson, C.

  13. Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness

    Full-text: Available

    | 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Dog offers comfort for patients at Rankin Medical Center

  16. EAGALA

    Founded in 1999, EAGALA is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs. Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these services known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine...

  17. Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes

    | Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.

  18. Equine assisted interventions in mental health

    | Contributor(s):: Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  19. Equivalency between EU and non-EU countries regarding animal welfare at slaughter

    | Contributor(s):: Cassidy, T.

  20. Exploring Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    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...