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  1. How does the Tourism Industry of Sri Lanka Encourage the Elephant Commercialization?

    Contributor(s):: Indrachapa Gunasekara

    Tourism is an industry where everything could be converted into a profit. There are numerous concepts and attractions which introduced ultimately, to meet various types of travel expectations. People travel for many intentions and stick to their interested areas. Culture, nature, humans,...

  2. Gene-edited 'micropigs' to be sold as pets at Chinese institute

    Contributor(s):: Cyranoski, D.

  3. Effects of panels and perches on the behaviour of commercial slow-growing free-range meat chickens

    Contributor(s):: Rodriguez-Aurrekoetxea, A., Leone, E. H., Estevez, I.

    Environmental enrichment has the potential to benefit the welfare of farm animals. In poultry, panels and perches are two of the most commonly used forms of enrichment but few studies have determined their effects under commercial conditions. The aim of this work was to assess the impact of these...

  4. Strategic use of straw increases nest building in loose housed farrowing sows

    Contributor(s):: Westin, R., Hultgren, J., Algers, B.

    In spite of domestication, sows are still genetically programmed to perform nesting behaviour close to farrowing. In order to facilitate nest building, a method for a strategic use of large quantities of straw has been developed by Swedish piglet producing farmers. The objectives of the present...

  5. Spatial extensions of childhood: from toy worlds to online communities

    Contributor(s):: Ruckenstein, Minna

  6. Decarnivering. En analyse av Guds lam, steken og kosedyret

    Contributor(s):: Døving, Runar

  7. Fresh wood reduces tail and ear biting and increases exploratory behaviour in finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Telkanranta, H., Bracke, M. B. M., Valros, A.

    Chewing and rooting are high behavioural priorities in pigs. Lack of suitable materials can lead to abnormal behaviours such as tail and ear biting. In commercial farming, slatted floors limit the use of straw, and various point-source objects have therefore been developed. The crucial challenge...

  8. Relationship patterns in food purchase: observing social interactions in different shopping environments

    Contributor(s):: Cicatiello, C., Pancino, B., Pascucci, S., Franco, S.

    The social dimension of purchase seems particularly important when it comes to food, since it can contribute to foster "consumers' embeddedness" in the local food system. The discussion on this topic is growing after the emergence of alternative food networks (AFNs), which are thought to have...

  9. The Cayman Turtle Farm: why we can't have our green turtle and eat it too

    Contributor(s):: D'Cruze, N., Alcock, R., Donnelly, M.

    The Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF) is the only facility in the world that commercially produces green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas) for human consumption. The CTF has operated at a significant financial loss for much of its 45 years history and is maintained by substantial Cayman Island Government...

  10. Gelded Age Boston

    Contributor(s):: McShane, Clay

  11. Running into Whales: The History of the North Pacific from below the Waves

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Ryan Tucker

  12. Hierarchy formation in newly mixed, group housed sows and management strategies aimed at reducing its impact

    Contributor(s):: Greenwood, E. C., Plush, K. J., Wettere, W. H. E. J. van, Hughes, P. E.

    Aggression is at its highest when sows are first introduced to new animals and hierarchies are being established. Thus, methods to reduce aggression should focus on this period. The aggression that occurs during mixing results in physiological stress responses, which can have detrimental effects...

  13. The major welfare problems of dairy cows in French commercial farms: an epidemiological approach

    Contributor(s):: Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Coignard, M., Bareille, N., Guatteo, R., Capdeville, J., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.

    Animal welfare enhancement requires that problems are reliably identified and ranked in order to prioritise corrective actions. Welfare problems vary with the conditions in which animals are maintained. The objectives were to highlight major welfare problems for dairy cows on farms in France, and...

  14. Animal Use in Award-Winning TV Commercials in China versus the U.S.

    Contributor(s):: Lingling Xiang, Marilyn Roberts (adviser)

    Humans and animals have a long relationship. Through content analysis of randomly selected 184 advertisements of award-winning TV commercials containing animals from the 5th to 12th China Advertising Festival (1997-2005) and U.S EFFIE award-winning TV commercials containing animals during the...

  15. Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., Luby, S. P.

  16. The welfare and productivity of dry sows in different group housing systems in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Chidgey, K. L., Morel, P. C. H., Barugh, I. W.

    This research aimed to evaluate sow welfare and identify potential welfare compromise in specific group housing systems for sows in New Zealand. The relationship between overall welfare outcome on-farm and sow productivity was also investigated. Twenty commercial farms were chosen to represent...

  17. For Science, Love and Money: The Social Worlds of Poultry and Rabbit Breeding in Britain, 1900-1940

    Contributor(s):: Marie, Jenny

  18. A quantitative release assessment for the noncommercial movement of companion animals: Risk of rabies reintroduction to the United Kingdom

    Contributor(s):: Goddard, A. D., Donaldson, N. M., Horton, D. L., Kosmider, R., Kelly, L. A., Sayers, A. R., Breed, A. C., Freuling, C. M., Müller, T., Shaw, S. E., Hallgren, G., Fooks, A. R., Snary, E. L.

  19. Effectiveness of fluoxetine to control fur-chewing behaviour in the chinchilla ( Chinchilla lanigera)

    Contributor(s):: Galeano, M. G., Ruiz, R. D., Cuneo, M. F. de, Ponzio, M. F.

  20. Evaluation of on-farm veal calves' responses to unfamiliar humans and potential influencing factors

    Contributor(s):: Leruste, H., Bokkers, E. A. M., Heutinck, L. F. M., Wolthuis-Fillerup, M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Brscic, M., Cozzi, G., Engel, B., Reenen, C. G. van, Lensink, B. J.