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  1. Pet Rocks

    Contributor(s):: Kalambakal, Vickey

  2. Moral disengagement in harmful but cherished food practices? An exploration into the case of meat

    Contributor(s):: Graca, J., Calheiros, M. M., Oliveira, A.

    Harmful but culturally cherished practices often endure in spite of the damages they cause. Meat consumption is increasingly becoming one of such cases and may provide an opportunity from which to observe these phenomena. Growing evidence indicates that current and projected production and...

  3. Pet owners' perception and satisfaction of surgery services and outcomes at the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Clinic, Kumasi, Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Eyarefe, O., Emikpe, B., Dei, D.

    Aim: To study pet owners' perception of surgery services and client satisfaction in Ghana in order to improve the quality of surgery services. Method: Self-administered questionnaires were administered to owners of pets that were presented for surgery at the Ashanti Region Veterinary Clinic...

  4. Providing an information prescription in veterinary medical clinics: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Gould, L., Viera, A. R., Hellyer, P. W.

  5. The Internet and health information: differences in pet owners based on age, gender, and education

    Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Viera, A. R.

  6. Understanding consumers who shop with their dogs and implications for pet retailers

    Contributor(s):: Clark, Paul W., Page, Jay, Fine, Monica B.

  7. Application of welfare assessment to commercial livestock production

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J.

    Farm assurance schemes are an inevitable and essential part of the UK livestock industries as they provide valuable assurances to the market over food safety, nonhuman animal welfare, and environmental concerns. However, there is potential for welfare assessment within such schemes to extend...

  8. Production costs and animal welfare for four stylized hog production systems

    Contributor(s):: Seibert, L., Norwood, F. B.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is arguably the most contentious issue facing the hog industry. Animal advocacy groups influence the regulation of hog farms and induce some consumers to demand more humane pork products. Hog producers are understandably reluctant to improve animal well being unless the...

  9. The role of cognitive styles and sociodemographic characteristics in consumer perceptions and attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Musto, M., Faraone, D., Cellini, F.

    Given the increasing importance of exploring consumers' concerns about the welfare of farmed animals, a survey questionnaire was designed to investigate the role of cognitive styles along with sociodemographic characteristics in consumers' perceptions about nonhuman animal welfare (AW) and their...

  10. Willingness to pay: Australian consumers and "on the farm" welfare

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, N., Signal, T. D.

    The success of welfare legislation for nonhuman animals rests upon primary producer compliance that, in turn, is affected by public willingness to pay (WTP) for such initiatives. Although the topic of the welfare of animals on farms (and relevant legislation) is becoming increasingly important to...

  11. Dangerous dog or dastardly dude? Anthropomorphism, threat, and willingness to approach non-human targets

    Contributor(s):: Butterfield, Max Edward

  12. Consumer choice and farmers' markets

    Contributor(s):: Dodds, R., Holmes, M., Arunsopha, V., Chin, N., Le, T., Maung, S., Shum, M.

    The increasing popularity of local food consumption can be attributed to the heightened awareness of food safety concerns, carbon emissions produced from food transportation, and an understanding of how large corporations' obtain their food supplies. Although there is increasing discussion on...

  13. Operationalizing ethics in food choice decisions

    Contributor(s):: Hepting, D. H., Jaffe, J., Maciag, T.

    There is a large gap between attitude and action when it comes to consumer purchases of ethical food. Amongst the various aspects of this gap, this paper focuses on the difficulty in knowing enough about the various dimensions of food production, distribution and consumption to make an ethical...

  14. Spending on pets: "tails" from the Consumer Expendture Survey

    Contributor(s):: Henderson, Steve

  15. A conception of moral sensitivity and everyday consumption practices: Insights from the moralizing discourses of pet owners

    Contributor(s):: McEachern, Morven G., Cheetham, Fiona

  16. Petā€related consumption as a consumer identity constructor

    Contributor(s):: Jyrinki, Henna

  17. Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice

    Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.

    The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...

  18. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  19. Public and consumer policies for higher welfare food products: challenges and opportunities

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W.

    Farm animal welfare in livestock production is a topical and important issue attracting growing interest of policy makers, consumers, stakeholders in the supply chain and others. While there is much public interest in the issue this is not reflected in the supply and market shares of animal food...

  20. The paradox of E-numbers: ethical, aesthetic, and cultural concerns in the Dutch discourse on food additives

    Contributor(s):: Haen, D.

    Persistent public distrust of food additives is often explained in terms of safety and health issues. The broad variety of ethical, aesthetic, and cultural concerns tends to be structurally ignored by food engineers and occasionally even by consumers themselves. The public controversy of food...