An international comparison of female and male students' attitudes to the use of animals. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)
Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Izmirli, S., Aldavood, J., Alonso, M., Choe, Bi, Hanlon, A., Handziska, A., Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Kennedy, M., Lee, Gwi, Lund, V., Mejdell, C., Pelagic, V., Rehn, T.
Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is empowered they exhibit greater empathy towards animals than the male partner. We tested this theory of...
Animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy: an international outline and the current situation in Italy
Contributor(s):: Natoli, E.
Countering brutality to wildlife, relationism and ethics: conservation, welfare and the 'ecoversity'. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)
Contributor(s):: Garlick, S., Matthews, J., Carter, J.
Wildlife objectification and cruelty are everyday aspects of Australian society that eschew values of human kindness, empathy, and an understanding of the uniqueness and importance of non-human life in the natural world. Fostered by institutional failure, greed and selfishness, and the worst...
The introductory study concerning human-animal relations in Warsaw Zoological Garden - the case of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Contributor(s):: Kaleta, T., Tumialis, D., Malodobra, M.
The behaviour of chimpanzees and zoo visitors directed at each other were observed in Warsaw Zoo, Poland, during September 1999-April 2000 and July-September 2003. The aggressive displays and non-aggressive begging were the main types of behaviour performed by apes. When imitating humans,...
A pet loss support group: evaluation of the first year
Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A., Rivero, C. A., Mader, B., Hart, B. L.
Assessing the benefits of farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: McInerney, J. P.
Concerns over declining farm animal welfare in the UK are associated to a large extent with the development of modern intensive systems introduced in the continuing pursuit of lower cost production. It seems to follow, therefore, that any restriction of these methods to benefit animals would mean...
Coordination of French research on animal welfare: organisation and activities of AGRI animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Levy, F., Beaumont, C., Larrere, R., Dantzer, R.
AGRIBEA was organized in 1999 to coordinate animal welfare research conducted by INRA (French Institute for Agronomy Research). Since then, AGRIBEA had expanded rapidly within and outside INRA and now had 128 members of which less than two thirds were from INRA, while the other members came from...
Do pets influence the quantity and choice of food offered to them by their owners: lessons from other animals and the pre-verbal human infant?
Contributor(s):: Day, J. E. L., Kergoat, S., Kotrschal, K.
All social animals influence each other's behaviour. One area of particular interest is the social interaction that occurs between pets and their owners. Within pet-owner dyads, food and feeding are always part of the dyadic ritual. In this review, we hypothesize that feeding can be considered to...
Integrating practical, regulatory and ethical strategies for enhancing farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Mellor, D. J., Stafford, K. J.
The study was conducted to provide an integrated view of relationships between assessment of animal welfare, societal expectations regarding animal welfare standards, the need for regulation, and two ethical strategies for promoting animal welfare, emphasizing farm animals. Ideas in relevant...
Studies on human-animal interaction: how do humans and animals perceive each other?
Contributor(s):: Koba, Y.
The consideration of the eligibility of guide dogs for the blind at an early stage of their candidacy, aiming at the development and proliferation of guide dogs in Japan
Contributor(s):: Mizukoshi, M.
This paper describes the current state of guide dog training in Japan. The aspects include aptitude testing and behaviour assessment of the dogs. A judging standard adjustable to the development of new testing procedures and the current state of the facilities should be initiated to improve the...
The human factor - the benefits of humane and skilled stockmanship
Contributor(s):: Seabrook, M.
This paper concludes that the behaviour of the stockperson can be a potential stressor with consequences for productivity and welfare. By adopting the correct empathic behaviour the stockperson can have a crucial role in creating an environment for improved animal welfare. Training programmes can...
The legal implications of the veterinarian's role as a private practitioner and health professional, with particular reference to the human-animal bond: Part 2, The veterinarian's role in society
Contributor(s):: Jack, D. C.
Zoonotic disease concerns in animal-assisted therapy and animal visitation programs
Contributor(s):: Waltner-Toews, D.
In a survey of 150 systematically selected US animal care agencies and 74 Canadian humane societies to determine the prevalence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) programmes (concerns about, and experience with zoonotic diseases; and precautions taken to prevent zoonotic disease transmission) 69 US...
Animal rights and the Olympic Games
Pet allergy: how important for Turkey where there is a low pet ownership rate
Contributor(s):: Mungan, D., Celik, G., Bavbek, S., Msrlgil, Z.
Exposure and sensitization to allergens derived from cats/dogs have been shown to represent an important risk factor for allergic respiratory diseases. So far, there has not been any study exploring cat/dog sensitization and related factors in our geographic location. The aim of this study was to...
The influence of urbanization on the behaviour of dogs in the Czech Republic
Contributor(s):: Baranyiova, E., Holub, A., Tyrlik, M., Janackova, B., Ernstova, M.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of urbanization in the Czech Republic on the coexistence of domesticated dogs and their owners. The data from a questionnaire (distributed to dog owners) were divided into rural (R, n=164) and urban (U, n=132). The former group comprised of dogs...
An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.
The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...
An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential
Contributor(s):: Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.
The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an international...
Breeding and training of guide dogs in Finland
Contributor(s):: Paatsama, S.