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

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

  2. 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...

  3. "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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

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

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Review of Animals and the Economy

    Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer

    Fischer reviews Animals and the Economy.

  10. Consumer value journey with pet in multiple service touchpoints

    Contributor(s):: Jaakko Autio, Ari Kuismin, Minna Autio, Henna Syrjälä, Eliisa Kylkilahti

    Our paper explores how consumer value is negotiated in pet-related services. We combine the discussion on value with the standpoint of service design; the approaches of consumer journey and service touchpoints. The contribution lies in discussing how consumer value is experienced in pet-related...

  11. Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations

    Contributor(s):: Linsen Settembrini

    This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated...

  12. The Effects of Different Lifestyles of Dog Owners with on their Purchasing Behaviors of Pet Goods

    Contributor(s):: Huang Yu Hui

    The main purpose of this study is to explore whether dog owners purchasing behaviors for pet goods would be affected due to their different lifestyles. First, the researcher conducts literature reviews, collecting relevant information to design questionnaires. Second, the researcher collects the...

  13. Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products

    Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.

    Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...

  14. Wildlife markets in South China

    Contributor(s):: Chow, Alex T., Cheung, Szeman, Yip, Peter K.

  15. Food: from commodity to commons

    Contributor(s):: Rundgren, G.

    Our food and farming system is not socially, economically or ecologically sustainable. Many of the ills are a result of market competition driving specialization and linear production models, externalizing costs for environmental, social and cultural degradation. Some propose that market...

  16. Selected papers from the 2013 EurSAFE Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-14 September 2013

    Contributor(s):: Rocklinsberg, H., Sandin, P.

    This issue presents six papers that were chosen to contribute to an overall picture of the discussion of the consumer-citizen debate regarding responsibility for the global food situation. The papers deal with: the ethical issues of personalized nutrition; the notion of consumer citizenship; the...

  17. What to buy? On the complexity of being a critical consumer

    Contributor(s):: Gjerris, M., Gamborg, C., Saxe, H.

    This article criticises the notion that critical/political/ethical consumerism can solve issues related to sustainability and food production. It does this by analysing the complexity of the concept of sustainability as related to food choices. The current trend of pursuing a sustainable food...

  18. Consumer attitudes to injurious pecking in free-range egg production

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, R. M., Jones, P. J., Nicol, C. J., Tranter, R. B., Weeks, C. A.

    Free-range egg producers face continuing problems from injurious pecking (IP) which has financial consequences for farmers and poor welfare implications for birds. Beak-trimming has been practised for many years to limit the damage caused by IP, but with the UK Government giving notification that...

  19. Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton

    Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...

  20. Workaholic ferrets: does a two-chamber consumer demand study give insight in the preferences of laboratory ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo)?

    Contributor(s):: Reijgwart, M. L., Vinke, C. M., Hendriksen, C. F. M., Meer, M. van der, Schoemaker, N. J., Zeeland, Y. R. A. van

    Although provision of environmental enrichment is an effective tool to refine laboratory animal experiments, it is currently unknown which enrichments ferrets prefer. This study aimed to assess the suitability of a closed economy, two-chamber consumer demand set-up to determine ferrets'...