Leveraging Campus Landscapes for Public Health: A Pilot Study to Understand the Psychological Effects of Urban Sheep Grazing on College Campuses
Contributor(s):: Kiers, A. Haven, Nishimura, Kelly M., Dewa, Carolyn S.
Animal welfare in relation to human welfare and sustainability - a review paper
Contributor(s):: Broom, Donald M.
Farm animals are not humans in sheep clothing
| Contributor(s):: Lorenz Gygax, Christian Nawroth
Research on the mental lives of farm animals is crucial to assess not only their physical but also their psychological wellbeing. Their current housing and handling practices are highly unlikely to meet their cognitive needs and demands, but our knowledge of their mental capacities is still...
Is pet ownership associated with values and attitudes towards animals?
| Contributor(s):: Busch, G., Schütz, A., Hölker, S., Spiller, A.
The Potential for New Donkey Farming Systems to Supply the Growing Demand for Hides
| Contributor(s):: Richard Bennett, Simone Pfuderer
The demand for donkey hides for ejiao, a Traditional Chinese Medicine, has resulted in rapidly increasing prices for donkey hides and donkeys. This has put pressure on donkey populations globally and has implications for donkey welfare and the livelihoods of those who rely on donkeys as working...
The Potential of Understory Production Systems to Improve Laying Hen Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Yan, Shaocong, Yang, Chenyujing, Zhu, Lei, Xue, Yongji
The welfare of laying hens in cage systems is of increasing concern. Represented by the European Union’s ‘End the Cage Age’ initiative, more and more countries have advocated cage-free farming. China, an important country for poultry farming and consumption in the world, is...
Farmyard Animal or Best Friend? Exploring Predictors of Dog vs. Pig Pet Speciesism
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott
Despite dogs’ and pigs’ shared similarities, previous research indicates people favor dogs over pigs (known as “pet speciesism”). While pet speciesism has been empirically sup-ported, little is known about its predictors. This gap in the literature is problematic as...
Monitoring Acute Pain in Donkeys with the Equine Utrecht University Scale for Donkeys Composite Pain Assessment (EQUUS-DONKEY-COMPASS) and the Equine Utrecht University Scale for Donkey Facial Assessment of Pain (EQUUS-DONKEY-FAP)
| Contributor(s):: Machteld C. van Dierendonck, Faith A. Burden, Karen Rickards, Johannes P.A.M. van Loon
Objective pain assessment in donkeys is of vital importance for improving welfare in a species that is considered stoic. This study presents the construction and testing of two pain scales, the Equine Utrecht University Scale for Donkey Composite Pain Assessment (EQUUS-DONKEY-COMPASS) and the...
Management Practices and Production Constraints of Indigenous Somali Cattle Breed in Shabelle Zone, Somali Regional State, Ethiopia
| Contributor(s):: Abdihakim Ma’alin, Kawnin Abdimahad, Guled Hassen, Abdulahi Mahamed, Mahamed Hassen
This study was conducted in Shabelle zone of Somali Regional State to assess management practices and production constraints of indigenous Somali Cattle. A total of 200 household heads were selected from four cattle potential districts; Dhanan, Ber’ano, Godey & Adadle. The relevant...
Smart Technologies Lead to Smart Answers? On the Claim of Smart Sensing Technologies to Tackle Animal Related Societal Concerns in Europe Over Current Pig Husbandry Systems
| Contributor(s):: Mona F. Giersberg, Franck L. B. Meijboom
Current pig production systems in Europe are subject to public criticism. At the same time, Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies, which allow for automated animal monitoring are entering commercial pig farms.With their claim of improving animal health and welfare, these innovations...
The Process of Coming and Going in this World: Conversation About Interspecies Collaboration, Domestication, Sound
| Contributor(s):: Burke, Ruth K., Landau, Jessica
Toward Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Understanding Tolerance for Tigers in Bangladesh
| Contributor(s):: Chloe Inskip, Neil Carter, Shawn Riley, Thomas Roberts, Douglas MacMillan
Fostering local community tolerance for endangered carnivores, such as tigers (Panthera tigris), is a core component of many conservation strategies. Identification of antecedents of tolerance will facilitate the development of effective tolerance-building conservation action and secure...
Turning science into policy: The case of farm animal welfare in Canada
| Contributor(s):: David Fraser
Development of farm animal welfare standards in Canada has evolved significantly over 35 yr in terms of process, leadership, and the role of science. Key elements of the current process include: 1) influential producers and producer organizations that see the benefit of having...
Assessing the Social and Psychological Impacts of Endemic Animal Disease Amongst Farmers
| Contributor(s):: Delyth Crimes, Gareth Enticott
Outbreaks of exotic animal disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) are associated with social and psychological impacts amongst farmers. Whilst claims of similar impacts for endemic diseases have been made, there is little empirical evidence to justify these assertions. This paper...
Duties to Socialise with Domesticated Animals: Farmed Animal Sanctuaries as Frontiers of Friendship
| Contributor(s):: Guy Scotton
I argue that humans have a duty to socialise with domesticated animals, especially members of farmed animal species: to make efforts to include them in our social lives in circumstances that make friendships possible. Put another way, domesticated animals have a claim to opportunities to...
Review: Management of livestock behavior to improve welfare and production
| Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A.
Aggregating animal welfare indicators: can it be done in a transparent and ethically robust way?
| Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S. A., Lund, T. B., Forkman, B.
Farm membership of voluntary welfare schemes results in better compliance with animal welfare legislation in Great Britain
| Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C. A., Crump, R., KilBride, A. L., Green, L. E.
Factors influencing the attitude of equestrians towards sport horse welfare
| Contributor(s):: Ikinger, C., Spiller, A., Kayser, M.
Attitudes of veterinary students in Croatia toward farm animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Ostovic, M., Mesic, Z., Mikus, T., Matkovic, K., Pavicic, Z.