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  1. Human direct actions may alter animal welfare, a study on horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Hausberger, M.

    Background: Back pain is the cause of bad welfare in humans and animals. Although vertebral problems are regularly reported on riding horses, these problems are not always identified nor noticed enough to prevent these horses to be used for work. Methodology/Principal Findings: Nineteen horses...

  2. On Hans, Zou and the others: wonder animals and the question of animal intelligence in early twentieth-century France

    Contributor(s):: Lachapelle, S., Healey, J.

  3. The Reception of Peter Singer's Theories in France

    Contributor(s):: Dardenne, E.

  4. Democracy at its best? The consensus conference in a cross-national perspective. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)

    Contributor(s):: Nielsen, A. P., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.

    Over recent decades, public participation in technology assessment has spread internationally as an attempt to overcome or prevent societal conflicts over controversial technologies. One outcome of this new surge in public consultation initiatives has been the increased use of participatory...

  5. Farming and landscape management: how French farmers are coping with the ecologization of their activities

    Contributor(s):: Deuffic, P., Candau, J.

    In Europe, an increasing share of public subsidies for food production is being transferred towards the production of goods and environmental services. Today, farmers hesitate between the quest for technical and economic performance, which has been the paradigm of their professional activities...

  6. Naturalness and conservation in France

    Contributor(s):: Schnitzler, A., Genot, J. C., Wintz, M., Hale, B. W.

    This article discusses the ecological and cultural criteria underlying the management practices for protected areas in France. It examines the evolution of French conservation from its roots in the 19th century, when it focused on the protection of scenic landscapes, to current times when the...

  7. The food debate: ethical versus substantial equivalence. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)

    Contributor(s):: Pouteau, S.

    Substantial equivalence (SE) has been introduced to assess novel foods, including genetically modified (GM) food, by means of comparison with traditional food. Besides a number of objections concerning its scientific validity for risk assessment, the main difficulty with SE is that it implies...

  8. Temporal association between food distribution and human caregiver presence and the development of affinity to humans in lambs

    Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.

    The presence of the caregiver around feeding favors the development of a human-animal relationship. To understand the underlying mechanism, we tested various temporal associations between food distribution and human presence: from an early age, a person was repeatedly present for 2 min just...

  9. Intake rate, intake per bite and time per bite of lactating ewes on vegetative and reproductive swards

    Contributor(s):: Prache, S.

    Rotational grazing by 8 Ile de France ewes, was examined in a cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata cv. Lucifer) sward at a vegetative or reproductive (appearance of first flowerheads in the canopy) stage. Measurements were made during progressive grazing down of 1030-msuperscript 2 paddocks. Regression...

  10. Breed differences in canine aggression

    Contributor(s):: Duffy, D. L., Hsu, Y. Y., Serpell, J. A.

    Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behaviour clinic caseloads, and experts' opinions. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from...

  11. The relationship between farmers' attitude and behaviour towards calves, and productivity of veal units

    Contributor(s):: Lensink, J., Boissy, A., Veissier, I.

    Although veal production is highly standardized, there still remains variability in productivity between farms, which might be due to the farmers' behaviour towards their animals, which in turn depends on their attitude towards animals. 50 affiliated with the same veal company were studied. The...

  12. [Equine-assisted therapy in child psychiatry]

    Contributor(s):: Ansorge, J., Sudres, J. L.

  13. Rangifer and man: an ancient relationship

    Contributor(s):: Gordon, B.

    A long-term relationship between Rangifer and humans is documented in three case studies: the Canadian Barrenlands (8000 years ago to Historic period), Ice-Age France (11 000-19 000 years ago) and Mesolithic Russia (7000-10 000 years ago). Ancient human and herd migration occurred in all areas,...

  14. [A pilot study in the Loire-Atlantic region]

    Contributor(s):: Vuillemenot, J. L., Cesaire, F.

  15. [Animal assisted therapy in a long-term care nursing home]

    Contributor(s):: Mudzyk, A., Bourque, M., Guilbert, H., Seguin, A. D., Savoye, M. J.

  16. [Animal therapy: current status and future]

    Contributor(s):: Desachy, F.

  17. [Dogs who give wings!]

    Contributor(s):: Javel, P.

  18. [Four paws for ... two legs]

    Contributor(s):: Trabacchi, G.

  19. [Therapeutic health promotion and therapy facilitated by animals]

    Contributor(s):: Barthalot, C.

  20. [A historical perspective of human-animal interaction as a field of study]

    Contributor(s):: Odendaal, J. S.