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  1. Use of Primates in Research: What Do We Know About Captive Strepsirrhine Primates?

    Contributor(s):: Lázaro, Gloria Fernández, Zehr, Sarah, García, Enrique Alonso

    The increasing debate and restrictions on primate research have prompted many surveys about their status. However, there is a lack of information regarding strepsirrhine primates in the literature. This study provides an overview of research on strepsirrhines in captivity by analyzing scientific...

  2. A Postzoo Future: Why Welfare Fails Animals in Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Pierce, Jessica, Bekoff, Marc

    Discussions on the welfare of nonhuman animals in zoos tend to focus on incremental improvements without addressing the underlying problem of captivity. But alterations to the conditions of zoo captivity are irrelevant for animals. Real zoo reform will involve working to completely change the...

  3. Nonhuman Animals, Public Health, and Ethics: A First Step, But…

    Contributor(s):: Akhtar, Aysha

    In December 2015, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health held the first-ever summit on the intersection between nonhuman animal ethics and human health. The conference covered a variety of issues where animal health intersects with human health, including the wildlife trade, animal...

  4. Assessing Youth Perceptions and Knowledge of Ethics at 4-H Horse Shows in Louisiana

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Neely, Cater, Melissa, Bourg, Brittany, Devall, Hannah, Sarver, Megan

    Due to the increased awareness of animal welfare issues and sensitized attitudes throughout society, youth animal projects provide a unique opportunity to assess and impact youth understanding and attitudes regarding animal welfare. Animal ethics training is not an uncommon requirement for...

  5. Ethical Motivation and Vegetarian Dieting: The Underlying Role of Anti-speciesist Attitudes

    Contributor(s):: Rosenfeld, Daniel L.

    The most common motivation people have for becoming vegetarian is ethical concern about using animals for food. One ideology called speciesism—which entails assigning different moral worth to different species of animals—is thought to play a central role in promoting ethical vegetarianism....

  6. The Dividing Line Between Wildlife Research and Management—Implications for Animal Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Johan Lindsjö, Katarina Cvek, Elin M. F. Spangenberg, Johan N. G. Olsson, Margareta Stéen

    Wild animals are used for research and management purposes in Sweden and throughout the world. Animals are often subjected to similar procedures and risks of compromised welfare from capture, anesthesia, handling, sampling, marking, and sometimes selective removal. The interpretation of the...

  7. The Road to TNR: Examining Trap-Neuter-Return Through the Lens of Our Evolving Ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter Joseph Wolf, Joan E. Schaffner

    In the 2008 article “A Review of Feral Cat Control,” Robertson explored the trend developing in the management of so-called “feral” cats away from lethal methods toward the non-lethal method of trap-neuter-return (TNR). The review explored various issues raised by the...

  8. An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Criscuolo, François, Sueur, Cédric

    The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...

  9. "Feelings and Fitness" Not "Feelings or Fitness"–The Raison d'être of Conservation Welfare, Which Aligns Conservation and Animal Welfare Objectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ngaio J. Beausoleil, David J. Mellor, Liv Baker, Sandra E. Baker, Mariagrazia Bellio, Alison S. Clarke, Arnja Dale, Steve Garlick, Bidda Jones, Andrea Harvey, Benjamin J. Pitcher, Sally Sherwen, Karen A. Stockin, Sarah Zito

    Increasingly, human activities, including those aimed at conserving species and ecosystems (conservation activities) influence not only the survival and fitness but also the welfare of wild animals. Animal welfare relates to how an animal is experiencing its life and encompasses both its...

  10. Re-imagining Animal Consciousness | Stephanie Theodorou | TEDxCapeMay

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Theodorou

    After receiving her PhD from Temple University in philosophy of religion, Stephanie Theodorou focused her attention to the study of consciousness and the role of symbolism in cognition. Her interest in animal consciousness evolved from her research in phenomenological accounts of experience in...

  11. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    | Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich

  12. Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarianism threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals

    | Contributor(s):: Leite, Ana C., Dhont, Kristof, Hodson, Gordon

  13. Animals and Organisations: An Ethic of Care Framework

    | Contributor(s):: Connolly, Lucy, Cullen, John G.

  14. Keeper/orangutan interactions at Auckland Zoo: Communication, friendship, and ethics between species

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Palmer

    This thesis is aimed at addressing debates within and beyond anthropology pertaining to humans' relationships with nonhuman great apes. Employing a hybrid methodology derived from ethnoprimatology, I use a combination of historical, ethnographic, and ethological data to examine...

  15. Dually Noted: The effects of a pressure headcollar on compliance, discomfort and stress in horses during handling

    | Contributor(s):: Ijichi, Carrie, Tunstall, Shelby, Putt, Ella, Squibb, Keith

    Horse handlers often encounter problem behaviour resulting from a lack of stimulus control. Handlers are often only 15% of the weight of horses, which evolved strong flight responses. Therefore, many riders and handlers resort to the use of "aids" to maintain control of their animals. However,...

  16. The Ethical Implications of Animal Institutions | Amélie D'hers | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Amélie D'hers

    Amélie D’hers, originally from Redmond, WA, is a third year at Santa Clara University majoring in Management Information Systems in the business school with a minor in Computer Science. Starting at a young age, Amélie developed a passion for animals and surrounded...

  17. Djurturism - moraliskt rätt?

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    | Contributor(s):: Camilla Sandström

    Det här examensarbetet är en litteraturstudie med syftet att undersöka ifall djurturism är moraliskt rätt samt att informera läsaren om den bristfälliga kunskapen angående djurturism. Teoridelen består av förhållandet mellan...

  18. The Other Animal of Transplant's Future

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharp, L. A.

    As an anthropologist, I have long been interested in highly experimental science, with my work engaging the moral underpinnings of xenoscience and, more recently, lab animal research. The possibility of employing animals as human “matches” sparks enthusiastic responses among...

  19. Cross-species referential signalling events in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Worsley, H. K., O'Hara, S. J.

  20. Environmental and Animal Defense: PROD

    | Contributor(s):: Almiron, Núria, Faria, Catia