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  1. Consumer Preferences for Animal Welfare in China: Optimization of Pork Production-Marketing Chains

    Contributor(s):: Liang, Yaoming, Cheng, Yu, Xu, Yanjie, Hua, Gengrong, Zheng, Zijian, Li, Hui, Han, Li

    Consumption demands for pork produced by farms that employ strategies to improve animal welfare (“animal welfare pork”) will be an important indicator for predicting domestic pig feeding standards and pork industry development. This paper analyzes consumer preferences for animal welfare pork...

  2. Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms

    Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.

  3. Rabbit meat: valuable nutrition or too-cute-to-eat?

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    | Contributor(s):: Leroy, F., Petracci, M.

    Rabbit meat is a component of traditional diets, often incorporated into iconic dishes of regional cuisine. Its consumption can be traced back to the ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean and beyond, well into the Palaeolithic era. Even though it has been representing considerable...

  4. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  5. Internalisation of farm animal welfare in consumers' purchasing decisions: A study of pork fillet at point of purchase using the means-end chain and laddering approach

    | Contributor(s):: Humble, M., Palmer, M., Hansson, H.

  6. Public perceptions of undercover investigations in livestock farming: An end that justifies the means?

    | Contributor(s):: Schulze, M., Risius, A., Spiller, A.

  7. How best to improve farm animal welfare? Four main approaches viewed from an economic perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Christensen, T., Denver, S., Sandoe, P.

  8. Not all dogs are equal: perception of canine welfare varies with context

    | Contributor(s):: Cobb, M. L., Lill, A., Bennett, P. C.

  9. Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Bell, E., Norwood, F. B., Lusk, J. L.

  10. Restricting the ability of sows to move: a source of concern for some Brazilians

    | Contributor(s):: Yunes, M. C., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G., Hotzel, M. J.

  11. Methodology for studying human attitudes and behaviour to cow-calf contact systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Ferneborg, S., Napolitano, F., Vaarst, M., Mejdell, C. M., Waiblinger, S., Oliveira, D. de

    This position paper describes a common stand on methodology of human attitudes and behaviour that is suitable to use in studies regarding cow-calf contact (CCC) in dairy production, in order to create a common knowledge base and foundation for future recommendations of CCC systems. We describe...

  12. Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism

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    | Contributor(s):: Wrenn, C. L.

    Social movements have traditionally viewed free-riders as a problem for effective mobilization, but under the influence of the nonprofit industrial complex, it is possible that movements actively facilitate their presence. Free-riders become an economic resource to professionalized movements...

  13. Social-Cognitive Processes Before Dog Acquisition Associated with Future Relationship Satisfaction of Dog Owners and Canine Behavior Problems

    | Contributor(s):: Bouma, Esther M. C., Vink, Lonneke M., Dijkstra, Arie

    Making the right decision before acquiring a dog may help prevent the development of canine behavior problems and increase the likelihood of a satisfactory relationship. In this study, social-cognitive factors in decision-making were assessed in the phase before the acquisition of a dog (the...

  14. "Animals are friends, not food": Anthropomorphism leads to less favorable attitudes toward meat consumption by inducing feelings of anticipatory guilt

    | Contributor(s):: Wang, F., Basso, F.

  15. Consumer Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare-Friendly Products and Willingness to Pay: Exploration of Mexican Market Segments

    | Contributor(s):: Lama, Genaro C. Miranda-de la, Estévez-Moreno, Laura X., Villarroel, Morris, Rayas-Amor, Adolfo A., María, Gustavo A., Sepúlveda, Wilmer S.

    The study aim was to identify consumer segmentation based on nonhuman animal welfare (AW) attitudes and their relationship with demographic features and willingness to pay (WTP) for welfare-friendly products (WFP) in Mexico. Personal interviews were conducted with 843 Mexican consumers who stated...

  16. Happy Chickens Lay Tastier Eggs: Motivations for Buying Free-range Eggs in Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, Heather J., Ankeny, Rachel A.

    Recent public interest in so-called “ethical” food production, and in particular the welfare of intensively housed farm animals, has been linked to an increase in sales of free-range eggs in several countries including Australia. Animal activist groups around the world have campaigned for the...

  17. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    | Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich

  18. Ferrets’ (Mustela putorius furo) enrichment priorities and preferences as determined in a seven-chamber consumer demand study

    | Contributor(s):: Reijgwart, Marsinah L., Vinke, Claudia M., Hendriksen, Coenraad F. M., van der Meer, Miriam, Schoemaker, Nico J., van Zeeland, Yvonne R. A.

    Knowledge of species-specific motivation and preferences for enrichment options is necessary to put in place an appropriate enrichment plan. This knowledge is currently lacking for ferrets. Therefore, seven female ferrets were consecutively housed in a seven-chamber closed economy consumer demand...

  19. Marketing Animal-Friendly Products: Addressing the Consumer Social Dilemma with Reinforcement Positioning Strategies

    | Contributor(s):: Lenka van Riemsdijk, Paul T.M. Ingenbleek, Hans C.M. van Trijp, Gerrita van deer Veen

    This article presents a conceptual framework that aims to encourage consumer animal-friendly product choice by introducing positioning strategies for animal-friendly products. These strategies reinforce the animal welfare with different types of consumption values and can therefore reduce...

  20. Review of Animals and the Economy

    | Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer

    Fischer reviews Animals and the Economy.