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  1. Pragmatist philosophical reflections on GMOs

    Contributor(s):: Heldke, L.

    This essay examines the public debate about the agricultural biotechnologies known as genetically modified organisms, as that debate is being carried out in its most dichotomizing forms in the United States. It attempts to reveal the power of sharply dichotomous thinking, as well as its limits....

  2. Therapy dogs in the courtroom as advocates for child witnesses: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of judges' opinions, experiences, and rulings

    Contributor(s):: Bradley, Paula

  3. Pig: a scholarly view

    Contributor(s):: Donna Lee Brien, Adele Wessell

    In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the pigs infamously changed the law to read: “some animals are more equal than others” (108). From Charlotte’s Web to Babe, there are a plethora of contemporary cultural references, as well as expressions of their intelligence and worth,...

  4. Are nonhuman animals persons? A process theistic response

    Contributor(s):: Dombrowski, D. A.

    In this article I defend the claim that nonhuman animals can be persons. In this regard I rely on the thought of neoclassical or process theists like Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne. Their moderate stance regarding personhood is in contrast to the influential classical theistic...

  5. Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...

  6. His bark is worse than his bite: perceptions and rationalization of canine aggressive behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Orritt, Harriet Gross, Todd Hogue

    Qualitative methods are increasingly used to investigate the complexities of the dog-human relationship. In order to inform a larger study of human dog interaction, a focus group study was carried out to address the question 'How is aggressive behavior in dogs perceived and rationalized by...

  7. Taking responsibility for cloning: discourses of care and knowledge in biotechnological approaches to nonhuman life

    | Contributor(s):: Carey, J. L. W.

    This article examines the practice of animal cloning in relation to discourses of care and responsibility, in particular a common cultural interpretation of care theorized by Michel Foucault. This interpretation figures care as a "pastoral" relation premised in essential differences between...

  8. Traversing the gap between religion and animal rights: framing and networks as a conceptual bridge

    | Contributor(s):: Austin, R. L., Flynn, C. P.

    Historically, Judeo-Christian doctrine has been used to justify the mistreatment of nonhuman animals through the "dominion" view of human superiority. Linzey and others have questioned this perspective, suggesting that critical tenets of religion, and particularly Christianity, support the...

  9. Captivity for conservation? Zoos at a crossroads

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    | Contributor(s):: Keulartz, J.

    This paper illuminates a variety of issues that speak to the question of whether 'captivity for conservation' can be an ethically acceptable goal of the modern zoo. Reflecting on both theoretical disagreements (animal protectionists vs. wildlife conservationists) and practical challenges...

  10. Percepcion de los beneficios de la tenencia de animales de compania en personas con orientacion sexual homoerotica y transex

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues H, B., Alvarez A, A., Castelo E. C, L., Ledon L, L., Mendoza T, M., Dominguez A, E.

    The aim of this study was to become acquainted of the perception of persons with homoerotic sexual preference (HSP) (n=40) and of transsexuals (n=20) regarding pet ownership and its relationship with personal satisfaction and benefits on psicoemotional health. A survey using a questionnaire was...

  11. Perception of the benefits of the ownership of companion animals in people with fertility disordersPercepcion de los beneficios de la tenencia de animales de compania en personas con problemas de infertilidad

    | Contributor(s):: Hugues H, B., Alvarez A, A., Castelo E. C, L., Ledon L, L., Mendoza T, M., Dominguez A, E.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of persons with fertility disorders regarding pet ownership and its relationship with personal satisfaction and benefits on psicoemotional health. A survey using a questionnaire was conducted. The results showed that 50 and 20% of the persons...

  12. Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers

    | Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...

  13. Princely companion or object of offense? The dog's ambiguous status in Islam

    | Contributor(s):: Berglund, J.

    Negative attitudes toward dogs are common in Muslim societies. Thus, in studying both past and present Muslim writings on dogs, a contradictory picture emerges, indicating that Muslim attitudes toward dogs have had their ambiguities. At times the dog has been presented as the lowest, filthiest,...

  14. Same pig, different conclusions: stakeholders differ in qualitative behaviour assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Duijvesteijn, N., Benard, M., Reimert, I., Camerlink, I.

    Animal welfare in pig production is frequently a topic of debate and is sensitive in nature. This debate is partly due to differences in values, forms, convictions, interests and knowledge among the stakeholders that constitute differences among their frames of reference with respect to pigs and...

  15. The human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.

  16. Perceptions among university students in Seville (Spain) of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion animal

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    | Contributor(s):: González-Redondo, P., Contreras-Chacón, G. M.

  17. Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.

  18. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    | Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  19. Opinions expressed by cattle breeders on human-animal relations and the conditions in which animals are kept

    | Contributor(s):: Sitkowska, B., Piwczynski, D., Kowaliszyn, B., Mrowinski, M.

  20. State legislators' roll-call votes on farm animal protection bills: the agricultural connection

    | Contributor(s):: Tauber, S.