Brandy: an incentive to recover
Contributor(s):: Preshlock, K.
Community health and socioeconomic issues surrounding concentrated animal feeding operations
Contributor(s):: Donham, K. J., Wing, S., Osterberg, D., Flora, J. L., Hodne, C., Thu, K. M., Thorne, P. S.
A consensus of the Workgroup on Community and Socioeconomic Issues was that improving and sustaining healthy rural communities depends on integrating socioeconomic development and environmental protection. The workgroup agreed that the World Health Organization's definition of health, "a state of...
Development aid: the moral obligation to innovation
Contributor(s):: Dundon, S. J.
The prominent, though not exclusive, role of basic needs strategies to attain ethically acceptable development goals raises the question of the ability of development agencies to find and employ basic needs strategies. The obligation to prevent severe human suffering leads to the obligation to...
Implications of the human-animal companion bond in the community
Contributor(s):: Davis, J. H.
Melanesian axiology, communal land tenure, and the prospect of sustainable development within Papua New Guinea
Contributor(s):: Lea, D. R.
It is argued that some progress in alleviating the social and environmental problems which are beginning to face Papua New Guinea can be achieved by supporting traditional Melanesian values through maintaining the customary system of communal land tenure. The paper contrasts certain Western...
Contributor(s):: Sitzman, K.
The impact of BSE and FMD on ethics and democratic process. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)
Contributor(s):: Murphy-Lawless, J.
The recent crises of BSE and FMD in the United Kingdom have revealed widespread concerns on the part of farmers and consumers about government regulations and handling of animal movements, animal welfare, and food safety. Both crises raised issues of government accountability and the lack of...
Withdrawn, nonverbal, unresponsive? Why not give pet therapy a try?
Contributor(s):: Twiname, G.
The community development approach to animal welfare: an African perspective
Contributor(s):: McCrindle, C. M. E.
This paper describes an approach to animal welfare which is people-centred rather than animal centred. It looks at the benefits that accrue to people when the well-being of animals is improved as well as to the well-being of animals when the well-being of people is improved. The role of...
Relationships between behaviour and health in working horses, donkeys, and mules in developing countries
Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Dennison, T. L., Whay, H. R.
Recent studies raise serious welfare concerns regarding the estimated 93.6 million horses, donkeys and mules in developing countries. Most equids are used for work in poor communities, and are commonly afflicted with wounds, poor body condition, respiratory diseases, parasites, dental problems,...
Attitude to animals and empathy: comparing animal protection and general community samples
| Contributor(s):: Signal, T. D., Taylor, N.
Although a number of studies have examined a range of demographic and personality variables that may impact upon attitudes towards the treatment of non-human species, little consensus has been reached within the literature. The aim of the current study was to evaluate and assess levels of...
Attitudes and actions of pet caregivers in new providence, the Bahamas, in the context of those of their American counterparts
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This paper reports the attitudes and actions of 614 Bahamian pet caregivers towards their pets, irrespective of the type of pet kept. The results are discussed in the context of an American study by Pamela Carlisle-Frank and Joshua Frank, published in 2006, which posed similar questions. While...
For the love of dog: the human-dog bond in rural and remote Australian indigenous communities
| Contributor(s):: Constable, S., Dixon, R.
The nature of the human-animal bond in contemporary Australian Indigenous communities is little researched, but it is essential to understand this bond in order to develop much needed appropriate animal health and management practices. A semi-structured interview format was used to elicit...
The Holocaust and blood sacrifice
| Contributor(s):: Sax, B.
This article looks at affinities between the Holocaust and blood sacrifice of archaic times. It begins with a discussion of the practices and beliefs which have accompanied sacrificial rites in the past. This is followed by a discussion of ancient animal sacrifice, out of which came the practice...
Why do even committed dog owners fail to comply with some responsible ownership practices?
| Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Bennett, P. C., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G.
Various dog management behaviors must be performed by owners to promote both the welfare of dogs and community health, safety, and amenity. While most Australian dog owners are compliant with practices known to characterize responsible dog ownership, even responsible owners sometimes fail to act...
A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?
| Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T., Boyes, R. S.
The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry and whose focus is on the security of entire wildlife communities. In South Africa, wildlife...
Morphological changes in European goldfinches ( Carduelis carduelis ) released by bird trappers
| Contributor(s):: Dominguez, J., Vidal, M., Tapia, L.
In Spain, several Autonomous Communities have granted licenses to capture European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis parva) during the post-breeding period, from August to December. In Galicia (NW Spain) and other Autonomous Communities, after 5-7 months of captivity, many birds are released. We...
Fur therapy: a home visitation program for children
| Contributor(s):: Struk, C., Brady, M.
The human-animal bond: societal obligations in practice-past, present, and future
| Contributor(s):: Timmins, R.