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  1. A comparison of dog food choice criteria across dog owner segments: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Boya, U. O., Dotson, M. J., Hyatt, E. M.

  2. Analysis of the alternative agriculture's seeds market sector: history and development

    | Contributor(s):: Barbieri, P., Bocchi, S.

    Alternative agricultural systems, like organic and local agriculture, are becoming increasingly important in Europe to the detriment of conventional methods. As a matter of fact, sustainable agriculture, which started as a niche sector, has been able to conquer a significant share of the European...

  3. Breeding inequality: Human-animal interactions in beef production

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    | Contributor(s):: Ellis, Colter

  4. Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.

    As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...

  5. Consumer Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare-Friendly Products and Willingness to Pay: Exploration of Mexican Market Segments

    | Contributor(s):: Lama, Genaro C. Miranda-de la, Estévez-Moreno, Laura X., Villarroel, Morris, Rayas-Amor, Adolfo A., María, Gustavo A., Sepúlveda, Wilmer S.

    The study aim was to identify consumer segmentation based on nonhuman animal welfare (AW) attitudes and their relationship with demographic features and willingness to pay (WTP) for welfare-friendly products (WFP) in Mexico. Personal interviews were conducted with 843 Mexican consumers who stated...

  6. Consumer autonomy and availability of genetically modified food

    | Contributor(s):: Siipi, H., Uusitalo, S.

    The European Union's policies regarding genetically modified food (GMF hereafter) are based on the precautionary principle and the requirement of respecting consumers' autonomy. We ask whether the requirement of respecting consumers' autonomy regarding GMF implies that both GMF and...

  7. Consuming for the sake of others: whose interests count on a market for animal-friendly products?

    | Contributor(s):: Pirscher, F.

    Many Europeans are concerned about the living conditions of farm animals because they view animals as beings that possess interests of their own. Against this background the introduction of an animal welfare label is being intensively discussed in Europe. In choosing a market-based instrument to...

  8. Economics and animal welfare in small animal veterinary practice: the case of genetic welfare problems

    | Contributor(s):: Yeates, J.

  9. Factors affecting the ability of sheep to rest during time in markets in Great Britain

    | Contributor(s):: Lambton, S. I., Brouwer, A., Knowles, T. G., Richards, G., Statham, P. T. E., Walton, J., Weeks, C. A.

  10. Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study

    | Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.

    Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...

  11. Fairness and other-regarding preferences in nonhuman primates

    | Contributor(s):: Brosnan, Sarah F.

  12. Frequency of nose and tail injuries in cattle and water buffalo at livestock markets in Bangladesh

    | Contributor(s):: Alam, M. R., Gregory, N. G., Uddin, M. S., Jabbar, M. A., Chowdhury, S., Debnath, N. C.

    A total of 560 cattle and water buffalo were examined at livestock markets in Bangladesh. The aim was to assess the frequency of nose and tail injuries that could have occurred during handling and transport. The frequency of nose piercing was 64

  13. Global Horse Trade in the United States: 1981-2013

    | Contributor(s):: Aguilera, Michael B.

  14. Immunocastration with Improvac™ reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Brewster, Veronica, Nevel, Amanda

    Surgical castration of male pigs is a common practice to reduce the risk of boar taint, an accumulation of pheromones in the muscles of pigs giving an undesirable odour to the pork of entire boars. Castration is not widely practiced in the UK for welfare reasons and indeed, assurance schemes...

  15. Investigating some of the factors that influence "consumer" choice when adopting a shelter dog in the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C., Fraser, I. M., Fraser, R. W.

    This study examined which characteristics of dogs available at a large rehoming organization in the United Kingdom influenced prospective adopters' choices. The revealed preference data used to model "consumer" choice were from the Dogs Trust rehoming web pages. The analysis of the probability of...

  16. Is capitalism to blame? Animal lives in the marketplace

    | Contributor(s):: McMullen, S.

    Increasing efficient production of commercial animal products has resulted in decreased quality of life and shorter life spans for animals being farmed and bred. Should this animal welfare problem be blamed on farmers or consumers? Or should we blame the capitalist system? I argue that those...

  17. Observations of cattle behavior applied to the design of cattle-handling facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Field observations were conducted while cattle were being handled in abattoirs, auction markets, yards on ranches, dipping vats and restraining chutes. Mature cattle and calves of many different breeds were observed under commercial conditions. A review of the literature and the observations...

  18. Overview of the Brazilian citriculture certification

    | Contributor(s):: Turra, C., Vian, C. E. de F., Nielsen, F. A. G., Santos, P. S., Penteado, L. F. de F.

    This study aims to characterize the different types of certification in the Brazilian citriculture as well as analyze the major changes in the market. The paper also has the objective to discuss how social and environmental factors influence the demand for food certifications and the...

  19. Preliminary investigations into the use of microwave energy for reversible stunning of sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Small, A., McLean, D., Keates, H., Owen, J. S., Ralph, J.

  20. Private Animal Welfare Standards—Opportunities and Risks

    | Contributor(s):: Frida Lundmark, Charlotte Berg, Helena Rockilnsberg

    The current shift moves the governance of animal welfare away from the government towards the private market and the consumers. We have studied the intentions, content, and on-farm inspection results from different sets of animal welfare legislation and private standards with an aim to highlight...