Inhuman animals: Moving dehumanization into the domain of human–animal relations
Contributor(s):: Gradidge, Sarah, Alcañiz-Colomer, Joaquín, Loughnan, Steve
Knowledge of Hazards Associated With Urban Livestock Farming in Southeast Nigeria
| Contributor(s):: Anthonia N. Asadu, Jane M. Chah, Clement O. Attamah, Edwin M. Igbokwe
The study assessed urban farmers' knowledge of health hazards associated with Urban Livestock Farming (ULF) in Southeast Nigeria. Multistage and random sampling techniques were used to select 210 respondents. Structured interview schedule was used to collect data. Data collected were...
Spatial Associations of Livestock Guardian Dogs and Domestic Sheep
| Contributor(s):: Julie Young, John P. Draper, Daniel Kinka
Livestock guardian dogs (Canis lupus familiaris; LGDs) have been used for centuries to protect livestock, primarily domestic sheep (Ovis aries), from depredation by large carnivores. While previous studies have shown their efficacy, the mechanisms in which LGDs protect livestock have largely...
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...
Dairy Cow Handling: Does it Affect the Bottom Line?
| Contributor(s):: Marcia I. Endres
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...
Afyonkarahisar İli Süt Sığırcılığı İşletmelerinde Hayvan Refahının Barınak Ve Yetiştirme Şartları Yönünden Değerlendirilmesi
| Contributor(s):: Ersen Şahanoglu
Bu çalışma, sığırcılık işletmelerinde barınak ölçüleri, ekipman, sıcaklık, nem, gazlar ve bazı yetiştirme işlemlerinin hayvan refahı yönünden incelenmesi amacıyla yapılmıştır. Araştırma 2013 yılında Afyonkarahisar ilinde bulunan 101 adet sığırcılık işletmesinde...
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...
HERO Barn, a non-profit 501c3 horse and farm animal rescue organization, exists to provide rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted, abused, neglected or abandoned equine or farm animals, in part, through establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our community. Everyone getting what they...
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
Ireland Human-Animal Interactions Education Abroad
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Hamer
For my project I took course in Human-Animal Interactions then went abroad to Ireland with the Department of Animal Sciences to do study that same thing. While abroad for 9 days we visited zoos, animal rehabilitation centers, multiple farms, the University College of Dublin, and even some...
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...