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

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Review of 'In defense of animals'

    | Contributor(s):: Dewsbury, Donald A.