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...
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
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...
Review of Animals and the Economy
Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer
Fischer reviews Animals and the Economy.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wildlife markets in South China
Contributor(s):: Chow, Alex T., Cheung, Szeman, Yip, Peter K.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.
The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...
Quantitative assessment of human and pet exposure to Salmonella associated with dry pet foods
Contributor(s):: Lambertini, E., Buchanan, R. L., Narrod, C., Ford, R. M., Baker, R. C., Pradhan, A. K.
Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with dry pet foods and treats highlight the importance of these foods as previously overlooked exposure vehicles for both pets and humans. In the last decade efforts have been made to raise the safety of this class of products, for instance by upgrading...
Animals in Advertising: Eliciting Powerful Consumer Response, Resulting in Enhanced Brand Engagement
Contributor(s):: Natasha D. Braunwart
The use of live animals as a communications tool has been seen in thousands of commercials, many of which have received international attention through online channels. As the Internet becomes a prevalent sharing platform, the reactions from viewers can be better understood with quantifiable...
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...
Maintaining trust and credibility in a continuously evolving organic food system
Contributor(s):: Thorsoe, M. H.
Credibility is particularly important in organic food systems because there are only marginal visual and sensorial differences between organic and conventionally produced products, requiring consumers to trust in producers' quality claims. In this article I explore what challenges the credibility...