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  1. Identifying environmental and management factors that may be associated with the quality of life of kennelled dogs ( Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Kiddie, J., Collins, L.

    This paper describes the use of a validated quality of life assessment tool (described elsewhere) to identify environmental and management factors that may affect quality of life in dogs kennelled in rehoming centres. Dogs were allocated to one of the four treatment groups, all of which had a...

  2. Object permanence in the dwarf goat ( Capra aegagrus hircus): perseveration errors and the tracking of complex movements of hidden objects

    Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Borell, E. von, Langbein, J.

    Object permanence is the notion that objects continue to exist even when they are out of an observer's sight. In mammals, the highest stage of object permanence (Stage 6) has been observed only in primates, whereas other species have shown difficulty in following once-hidden objects, particularly...

  3. Willingness of Dutch broiler and pig farmers to convert to production systems with improved welfare

    Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Lans, I. A. van der, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O., Saatkamp, H. W.

    The present study investigated 15 broiler and 13 fattening pig farmers' willingness-to-convert to alternative production systems with higher animal welfare standards compared to conventional production systems in The Netherlands, and explored the main barriers to the adoption of these alternative...

  4. A low-cost manipulation of food resources reduces spatial overlap between baboons (Papio ursinus) and humans in conflict

    Contributor(s):: Kaplan, Bentley S.

  5. Is consensus-seeking unique to humans? A selective review of animal group decision-making and its implications for (human) social psychology

    Contributor(s):: Kameda, Tatsuya, Wisdom, Thomas, Toyokawa, Wataru, Inukai, Keigo

  6. Dog Therapy 101. (cover story)

    Contributor(s):: Inklebarger, Timothy

  7. Dueling land ethics: uncovering agricultural stakeholder mental models to better understand recent land use conversion

    Contributor(s):: Turner, B. L., Wuellner, M., Nichols, T., Gates, R.

    The aim of this paper is to investigate how alternative land ethics of agricultural stakeholders may help explain recent land use changes. The paper first explores the historical development of the land ethic concept in the United States and how those ethics have impacted land use policy and use...

  8. The ethical landscape of robotics: bringing ethics into the design and use of robots.

    Contributor(s):: Łichocki, Pawel, Kahn, Peter H., Jr., Billard, Aude

  9. 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...

  10. Coercive control and abused women’s decisions about their pets when seeking shelter

    Contributor(s):: Hardesty, Jennifer L., Khaw, Lyndal, Ridgway, Marcella D., Weber, Cheryl, Miles, Teresa

  11. The significance of animal cruelty in child protection investigations

    Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta, Pozzulo, Joanna D.

  12. A conceptual approach for a quantitative economic analysis of farmers' decision-making regarding animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Saatkamp, H. W., Lauwere, C. C. de, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O.

    Decisions related to animal welfare (AW) standards depend on farmer's multiple goals and values and are constrained by a wide range of external and internal forces. The aim of this paper is twofold, i.e., (1) to develop a theoretical framework for farmers' AW decisions that incorporates farmers'...

  13. My owner, right or wrong: the effect of familiarity on the domestic dog's behavior in a food-choice task

    Contributor(s):: Cook, A., Arter, J., Jacobs, L. F.

    Dogs are strongly influenced by human behavior, and they readily form bonds with specific humans. Yet these lines of inquiry are not often combined. The goal of this study was to investigate whether such bonds would play a role in how dogs behave in response to human signals. Using various types...

  14. Waiting for more: the performance of domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) on exchange tasks

    Contributor(s):: Leonardi, R. J., Vick, S. J., Dufour, V.

    Five domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris) were tested in a cooperative exchange task with an experimenter, as previously tested in non-human primates. In the first task, the dogs exchanged to maximise payoffs when presented with food items of differing quality. All consistently exchanged lower-value...

  15. Helping owners deal with euthanasia of their pets

  16. Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail

    Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.

  17. Establishing 'quality of life' parameters using behavioural guidelines for humane euthanasia of captive non-human primates

    Contributor(s):: Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J., Bernacky, B. J., Wilkerson, G. K.

  18. Public attitudes toward the use of animals in research: effects of invasiveness, genetic modification and regulation

    Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E. H., Schuppli, C. A., Weary, D. M.

  19. Self-reported comprehension ratings of dog behavior by owners of adult dogs

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    Contributor(s):: Kerswell, K. J., Bennett, P., Butler, K. L., Hemsworth, P. H.

    Previous research has focused on dog owners' actual comprehension of dog behavior, while ignoring the importance of perceived comprehension. However, perceived comprehension is important to study as it is more important than actual comprehension in decision making. The current study examined the...

  20. Surgery or euthanasia - about dealing with stressed horse owners in a sensitive way - while considering animal welfare Operation oder Euthanasie - vorm sensiblen Umgang mit dem gestressten Tierbesitzer unter Tierschutzgesichtspunkten

    Contributor(s):: Schule, E.