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  1. Captive Wildlife at a Crossroads – Sanctuaries, Accreditation, and Humane-Washing

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    | Contributor(s):: Delcianna J. Winders

    We are living through a pivotal moment for captive wild animals in the United States, with increased attention to their wellbeing and major changes by businesses as a result. At the same time, a desire to get up close with wild animals persists and may even be on the rise. These two concurrent...

  2. Rationalizing the Many Uses of Animals: Application of the 4N Justifications Beyond Meat

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    | Contributor(s):: Jared Piazza, Lucy Cooper, Shannon Slater-Johnson

    Past research has uncovered four common justifications for using animals as food -- the 4Ns -- that eating meat is Natural, Normal, Necessary, and Nice. The current research investigated the extent to which the 4Ns might apply more generally to other animal uses. Two studies examined the moral...

  3. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA

    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  4. Setting the farm animal welfare scene in North America; Estabelcendo o Cenário de Bem-Estar Animal NA América fo Norte

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna K. Johnson

    The main areas of interest that this paper will address are to, set the scene on what animal welfare is, the schools that one can subscribe and how this could influence the direction that farm animal welfare could go. Second, to provide an overview on some of the critical farm animal welfare...

  5. American Citizens' Views of an Ideal Pig Farm

    | Contributor(s):: Patrycia Sato, Maria J. Hotzel, Marina A.G. von Keyserlingk

    Food animal production practices are often cited as having negative animal welfare consequences. The U.S. swine industry has not been exempt from such criticisms. Little is known, however, about how lay citizens who are not actively engaged in agricultural discussions, think about swine...

  6. Being human vs. being humane: Shael Martin at TEDxPalmerston

    | Contributor(s):: Shael Martin

    how can the way we look at all life around us, big and small, help make the world a better place? shael looks at the impact humans have on fauna, and thinks that while so many people love animals, why are they going extinct?being human versus being humane: What is the difference between being...

  7. The impact of teaching love and compassion, a humane education program, on adolescent attitudes and knowledge toward animals and others

    | Contributor(s):: Neyer, Wendy Shoemake

  8. Australia to Kill 2 Million Feral Cats

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    Amid concerns about its growing feral cats population and its effects on other wildlife, Australia is planning to kill 2 million cats by 2020. The plan has drawn criticism from many, while others...

    https://habricentral.org/forum/general-discussion/hcdiscussions/541

  9. Interacting with a computer-simulated pet: Factors influencing children's humane attitudes and empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng, Kaufman, David

  10. Nov 03 2014

    Animal Welfare Symposium 2014: Humane Endings

    This symposium will take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation across animal species, while exploring research and innovation in the name...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/240

  11. Oct 22 2014

    Summit for Urban Animal Strategies

    The prestigious International Summit for Urban Animal Strategies is held each October just before CanWest (ABVMA Vet Conference), in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. One Hundred...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/230

  12. Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.

    Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...

  13. The Origins of Empathy and Altruism

    | Contributor(s):: B. Hollenbeck, M. Radke-Yarrow, C. Zahn-Waxler

    We will describe theories and research that try to explain the development, especially in children, of sensitivity to the needs of others. Are children born with empathy? Is it instinctive or learned? What kinds of changes do humane feelings and behaviors undergo as children develop? How do the...

  14. American Pet Association

    The American Pet Association was founded in 1991. The initial goal, to which we remain committed to this day, is to provide education and services that result in more humane treatment of companion animals in the homes and back yards of the average American.

  15. Apr 30 2014

    2014 Pacific Conference

    The Urban Animal Regional Conferences, held in four major urban centres across Canada in April, are designed to facilitate the discussion of issues, showcase innovation, establish strategy and...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/229

  16. Apr 28 2014

    2014 Prairie Conference

    The Urban Animal Regional Conferences, held in four major urban centres across Canada in April, are designed to facilitate the discussion of issues, showcase innovation, establish strategy and...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/228

  17. Maddie's Corner

    Our Vision for Maddie's Corner is to inspire a more humane, thoughtful and tolerant society that will benefit the quality of life of both people and animals.Our Mission as we begin this project is to bring attention and support to animals in need - more specifically, homeless animals in...

  18. The effects of interacting with a computer-simulated virtual pet dog on children's empathy and humane attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, Yueh-Feng

    Research has shown that children’s caring for, or owning, a real pet animal is associated with higher levels of empathy and more positive attitudes toward the humane treatment of animals. However, studies that have examined whether a virtual pet animal would have similar associations are...

  19. Attitudes Toward the Treatment of Animals: A Study of Christian Groups in Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Bowd, Alan D., Bowd, Anne C.

    One hundred and eighty-seven active churchgoers were surveyed regarding their attitudes toward the treatment of animals. Participants were members of five Christian denominations selected as representing theological positions ranging from liberal to conservative. The chief expectation of the...

  20. Children's Attitudes About the Humane Treatment of Animals and Empathy: One-Year Follow up of a School-Based Intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Ascione, Frank R., Weber, Claudia V.

    This study assessed the maintenance of the effect of a year-long school-based humane education program on fourth grade children's attitudes toward animals. Generalization to human-directed empathy was also measured. Using a pretest-posttest (Year 1) follow-up (Year 2) design and ANCOVA, we...