Veterinarians' perspectives on dealing with people
Contributor(s):: Owens, N.
This study was used to examine how practicing veterinarians protect the self when dealing with people at work. Veterinarians interact with the people attached to their patients in myriad ways in order to accomplish their organizational goals. Data collected during semistructured interviews with...
Consumer health information for pet owners
Contributor(s):: Murphy, Sarah Anne
Does the Role a Pet Played before Disposition, and How the Pet is Lost Influence Pet Owner's Future Pet Adoption Decision?
Contributor(s):: Tesfom, Goitom, Birch, Nancy J.
Role model influence on word-of-mouth, loyalty and switching behaviors of dog owners
Contributor(s):: Clark, Paul W., Page, Jay, Fine, Monica B.
Contributor(s):: Anger, William H., Akins, Sybil
Understanding co‐consumption between consumers and their pets
Contributor(s):: Kylkilahti, Eliisa, Syrjälä, Henna, Autio, Jaakko, Kuismin, Ari, Autio, Minna
Consumer Acceptance of Dry Dog Food Variations
Contributor(s):: Brizio Di Donfrancesco, Kadri Koppel, Marianne Swaney-stueve, Edgar Chambers Iv
The objectives of this study were to compare the acceptance of different dry dog food products by consumers, determine consumer clusters for acceptance, and identify the characteristics of dog food that drive consumer acceptance. Eight dry dog food samples available in the US market were...
Animal Fun for Everyone
Contributor(s):: Griggs, Judy
The Best Health Decision I Ever Made
The Countdown Is on to MLA '15!
Contributor(s):: Haver, Mary Katherine
Breeding inequality: Human-animal interactions in beef production
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, Colter
Ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems
| Contributor(s):: Coles, D., Frewer, L. J., Goddard, E.
This study considered the range of ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems, in particular those which utilised genomic technologies in accelerated breeding rather than the application of...
Hotel pet policies: an assessment of willingness to pay for travelling with a pet
| Contributor(s):: Taillon, J., MacLaurin, T., Yun, DongKoo
This study examined hotel customers' willingness to pay for travelling with a pet. Data were collected from an online survey of 595 Canadian respondents who own a pet and are not involved professionally with pets. The results of this study show that individuals who were identified as having a...
Moderating the relationship between price and perceived value of ethical products
| Contributor(s):: Araque-Padilla, R. A., Montero-Simo, M. J., Rivera-Torres, P., Aragon-Gutierrez, C.
Interest in ethical aspects associated to product acquisition and consumption is a growing trend among consumers. In this context, the concept of "product with ethical attributes" has arisen to refer to products with explicit social and environmental characteristics. However, one of the factors...
Tainted food and the Icarus complex: psychoanalysing consumer discontent from Oyster Middens to Oryx and Crake
| Contributor(s):: Zwart, H.
In hyper-modern society, food has become a source of endemic discontent. Many food products are seen as 'tainted'; literally, figuratively or both. A psychoanalytic approach, I will argue, may help us to come to terms with our alimentary predicaments. What I envision is a 'depth ethics' (the...
A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.
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...
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.
We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large animal/food animal emphasis (VCF) and animal science faculty members (ANS). The survey was conducted via...
Whale shark tourism in Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Davis, D.
Surveys conducted among whale shark tourists in Ningaloo Marine Park, off the coast of Western Australia, yielded 464 responses in 1995 and 376 in 1996. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used to compare attitudes towards management questions relating to human-to-shark separation...