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  1. Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands

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    | Contributor(s):: Pim Martens, Camille Hansart, Bingtao Su

    The social context and culture in which individuals grow shapes their perspectives through life. Early on, children learn about animals through storybooks, animated movies, toys, and through interactions with pets and wildlife, and will slowly start to build beliefs around those experiences....

  2. Self-reports of Dutch dog owners on received professional advice, their opinions on castration and behavioural reasons for castrating male dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Roulaux, P. E. M., van Herwijnen, I. R., Beerda, B.

  3. Dutch Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Broiler Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Mulder, Machiel, Zomer, Sigourney

    This article analyzes Dutch consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for the welfare of broiler chickens and the consequences for nonhuman animal welfare policies. Using data from a discrete-choice experiment and a random parameter logit model, this study showed that consumers particularly value...

  4. The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Gerdien Schenk, Hanne M. Duindam, Hanneke E. Creemers, Machteld Hoeve, Geert Jan J. M. Stams, Jessica J. Asscher

    Background Many former inmates recidivate, resulting in high costs for societies worldwide. Evidence based treatment practices may not work in prisons, due to detainees’ lacking motivation, impaired well-being, and an unsafe group environment. One attempt to improve social group climate...

  5. Understanding past human-animal relationships through the analysis of fractures: a case study from a Roman site in the Netherlands

    | Contributor(s):: Maaike Groot

    In studying fractures in archaeology, we should focus on what they can tell us about human-animal relationships. It is important to show other (zoo-) archaeologists that palaeopathology can be a valuable tool in answering (zoo-) archaeological questions. In this paper, a short summary of fracture...

  6. The emotional lives of companion animals: attachment and subjective claims by owners of cats and dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Martens, P., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Walker, J. K.

    There is a growing body of scientific evidence supporting the existence of emotions in nonhuman animals. Companion-animal owners show a strong connection and attachment to their animals and readily assign emotions to them. In this paper we present information on how the attachment level of...

  7. KNGF Geleide Honden

    We are a non-profit foundation and our work largely depends on donations and legacies. Since our establishment in 1935 we have trained over 5,000 dogs for blind and visually impaired people very. Therefore, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of dog and disability. This...

  8. Animal Assisted Interventions in Zorg, Onderzoek en Onderwijs

    "Animal Assisted Interventions" (AAI) will cover activities and activities involving animals have a supporting or assisting role in health care, research and education. It can be given to animal support and -assistance in the work of psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists,...

  9. Is dandelion rubber more natural? Naturalness, biotechnology and the transition towards a bio-based society

    | Contributor(s):: Zwart, H., Krabbenborg, L., Zwier, J.

    In the unfolding debate on the prospects, challenges and viability of the imminent transition towards a 'Bio-Based Society' (BBS) or 'Bio-based Economy' - i.e. the replacement of fossil fuels by biomass as a basic resource for the production of energy, materials and food, 'big' concepts tend to...

  10. Moral values and attitudes toward Dutch sow husbandry

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    | Contributor(s):: Bergstra, T. J., Gremmen, B., Stassen, E. N.

    Attitudes toward sow husbandry differ between citizens and conventional pig farmers. Research showed that moral values could only predict the judgment of people in case of culling healthy animals in the course of a disease epidemic to a certain extent. Therefore, we hypothesized that attitudes...

  11. Willingness of Dutch broiler and pig farmers to convert to production systems with improved welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Gocsik, E., Lans, I. A. van der, Lansink, A. G. J. M. O., Saatkamp, H. W.

    The present study investigated 15 broiler and 13 fattening pig farmers' willingness-to-convert to alternative production systems with higher animal welfare standards compared to conventional production systems in The Netherlands, and explored the main barriers to the adoption of these alternative...

  12. Using a dog's superior olfactory sensitivity to identify Clostridium difficile in stools and patients: proof of principle study

    | Contributor(s):: Bomers, Marije K., Van Agtmael, Michiel A., Luik, Hotsche, Van Veen, Merk C., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Christina M. J. E., Smulders, Yvo M.

  13. Dolphin Therapy: The Playful Way to Work toward the Next Step

    | Contributor(s):: Wermer, Maaike

  14. EuroNICHE 10th Anniversary Conference

    | Contributor(s):: Balcombe, Jonathan

    Highlights the tenth conference of the European Network of Individuals and Campaigns for Humane Education in the Netherlands. Theme of the conference; Conference sessions; Focus on human education.

  15. Long-term outcome of equestrian injuries in children

    | Contributor(s):: Dekker, R., Ck,, Kootstra, J., Groothoff, J. W., Eisma, W. H., ten Duis, H. J.

    PURPOSE: To investigate the possible development of long-term disabilities arising from paediatric equestrian injuries. METHOD: All patients, aged 17 years or younger, treated in a hospital setting because of an equestrian injury during a five-year period received a questionnaire. A reference...

  16. The International Conference on the Use of Humane Endpoints in Animal Experiments for Biomedical Research

    | Contributor(s):: van Vlissingen, J. M. Fenterner

    Focuses on the international conference on humane issues associated with the use of animals in experiments for biomedical research held at Zeist, Netherlands. Refinement of animal experimentation; Context of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Test Guidelines Program and...

  17. The lifecycle of the farm pig: a review of Welfare of Pigs from Birth to Slaughter [Book Review]

    | Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E.

    A book review of Welfare of pigs from birth to slaughter . Edited by Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Wageningen Academic, 2008. 316 pp. ISBN: 9086860664. Hardcover, $127

  18. Wildlife value orientations in the Netherlands. (Special issue. Cross-cultural wildlife value orientations)

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobs, M. H.

    Wildlife value orientations among inhabitants of the Netherlands were explored by conducting semi-structured interviews, and using predefined value orientations that were previously revealed in the United States. Special attention was paid to the existence of mutualism orientations, viewing...

  19. Science Displayed: Nation and Nature at the Amsterdam Zoo, `Artis.'

    | Contributor(s):: Mehos, Donna Christine

  20. Scientists and Dutch pig farmers in dialogue about tail biting: unravelling the mechanism of multi-stakeholder learning

    | Contributor(s):: Benard, M., Schuitmaker, T. J., Buning, T. de C.

    Pig farmers and scientists appear to have different perspectives and underlying framing on animal welfare issues as tail biting and natural behaviour of pigs. Literature proposes a joint learning process in which a shared vision is developed. Using two different settings, a symposium and...