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  1. 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...

  2. The impact of epizootics on livelihoods

    Contributor(s):: Heath, S. E.

    Epizootics (nonhuman animal disease epidemics) can have detrimental impacts on livelihoods through a complex interaction of demographic trends, food production, and animal disease. Differences in the rate of demographic shifts, including rates of population growth, economic growth, urbanization,...

  3. 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...

  4. Wildlife value orientations of rural Mongolians

    Contributor(s):: Kaczensky, Petra

    Mongolia provides an interesting example to study wildlife value orientations (WVOs), because of its long tradition as a society based on pastoral nomadism and the dramatic changes in the socioeconomic situation during the recent transition from socialism toward a market economy. In the summer of...

  5. 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...

  6. The Horse as an Aspect of Trans-Mississippi West Development

    Contributor(s):: O'Brien, Mary Ann Carlson

  7. A framework for sustainability transition: the case of plant-based diets

    | Contributor(s):: Vinnari, M., Vinnari, E.

    Societal and technological development during the last century has enabled Western economies to achieve a high standard of living. Yet this profusion of wealth has led to several outcomes that are undesirable and/or unsustainable. There is thus an imperative need for a fundamental and rapid...

  8. 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...

  9. Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L., Hanlon, A.

    Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute towards significant improvements in pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus) welfare and farm profitability. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of different welfare-related lesions on the...

  10. Environmental duty of care: from ethical principle towards a code of practice for the grazing industry in Queensland (Australia)

    | Contributor(s):: Greiner, R.

    Among the options of government for reducing negative environmental externalities from agriculture is the institution of a polluter statutory liability. An environmental duty of care imposes a statutory liability on agents who interact with the environment to avoid causing environmental harm....

  11. Food community networks as leverage for social embeddedness

    | Contributor(s):: Migliore, G., Schifani, G., Guccione, G. D., Cembalo, L.

    Social embeddedness, defined as the interaction of economic activities and social behavior, is used in this study as a conceptual tool to describe the growing phenomenon of food community networks (FCNs). The aim in this paper was to map the system of relations which the FCNs develop both inside...

  12. Industrial farm animal production: a comprehensive moral critique

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    | Contributor(s):: Rossi, J., Garner, S. A.

    Over the past century, animal agriculture in the United States has transformed from a system of small, family farms to a largely industrialized model-often known as 'industrial farm animal production' (IFAP). This model has successfully produced a large supply of cheap meat, eggs and...

  13. Operationalizing ethics in food choice decisions

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    | 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. A Diversion from the New Leisure: Greyhound Racing, Working-Class Culture, and the Politics of Unemployment in Inter-war South Wales

    | Contributor(s):: Leeworthy, Daryl

  15. For Science, Love and Money: The Social Worlds of Poultry and Rabbit Breeding in Britain, 1900-1940

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    | Contributor(s):: Marie, Jenny

    This paper traces the joint histories of poultry and rabbit breeding by fanciers, and for commercial and scientific purposes, in early 20th-century Britain. I show that the histories of the social worlds that bred for these different purposes are intertwined, as are the histories of poultry and...

  16. Le jardin zoologique et le rapport à la faune sauvage: gestion des « collections zoologiques » au zoo d'Anvers (1843 - vers 2000)

    | Contributor(s):: Pouillard, Violette

  17. Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt

    | Contributor(s):: Mikhail, Alan

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  19. 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'...

  20. 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,...