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Not only dogs resemble their owners, cars do, too
Contributor(s):: Stieger, Stefan, Voracek, Martin
The personality of 'aggressive' and 'non-aggressive' dog owners
Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G.
Walking the dog: The effect of pet ownership on human health and health behaviors
Contributor(s):: Utz, Rebecca L.
Are land deals unethical? The ethics of large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries
Contributor(s):: Toft, K. H.
Proponents of large-scale land acquisitions (LaSLA) argue that poor countries could benefit from foreign direct investment in land (World Bank 2011), while opponents argue that LaSLA is nothing more than neo-colonial theft of poor peasants' livelihoods, i.e., land grabbing (Borras and Franco in...
Human rights against land grabbing? A reflection on norms, policies, and power
Contributor(s):: Wisborg, P.
Large-scale transnational land acquisition of agricultural land in the global south by rich corporations or countries raises challenging normative questions. In this article, the author critically examines and advocates a human rights approach to these questions. Mutually reinforcing, policies,...
John Rawls's theory of justice and large-scale land acquisitions: a law and economics analysis of institutional background justice in sub-Saharan Africa
Contributor(s):: Fernandez, L. T. M., Schwarze, J.
During the 2007-2008 global food crisis, the prices of primary foods, in particular, peaked. Subsequently, governments concerned about food security and investors keen to capitalize on profit-maximizing opportunities undertook large-scale land acquisitions (LASLA) in, predominantly, least...
Land acquisitions in Tanzania: strong sustainability, weak sustainability and the importance of comparative methods
Contributor(s):: Purdon, M.
This paper distinguished different analytical approaches to the evaluation of the sustainability of large-scale land acquisitions - at both the conceptual and methodological levels. First, at the conceptual level, evaluation of the sustainability of land acquisitions depends on what definition of...
Large-scale land acquisition: evaluating its environmental aspects against the background of strong sustainability
Contributor(s):: Voget-Kleschin, L.
Large-scale land acquisition (LaSLA) in developing countries is discussed controversially in both the media as well as academia: Opponents point to negative social and environmental consequences. By contrast, proponents conceive of LaSLA as much needed investment into the formerly neglected...
Special Issue: Ethical aspects of large-scale land acquisition in developing countries
Contributor(s):: Voget-Kleschin, L., Ott, K.
This special issue aims at investigating large-scale land acquisitions (LaSLA) from an ethical perspective. It encompasses four case studies, namely the case of Limphasa Sugar Corporation in Malawi, financed by a Malawian and some British Investors; Chinese-based land-acquisitions in Cambodia; a...
The political economy of land grabs in Malawi: investigating the contribution of limphasa sugar corporation to rural development
Contributor(s):: Chinsinga, B., Chasukwa, M., Zuka, S. P.
Though a recent phenomenon, land grabs have generated considerable debate that remains highly polarized. In this debate, one view presents land deals as a path to sustainable and transformative rural development through capital accumulation, infrastructural development, technology transfer, and...
The potential of standards and codes of conduct in governing large-scale land acquisition in developing countries towards sustainability
Contributor(s):: Voget-Kleschin, L., Stephan, S.
Commercial interest in land (large-scale land acquisition, LaSLA) in developing countries is a hot topic for debate and its potential consequences are contentious: proponents conceive of it as much needed investment into the formerly neglected agricultural sector while opponents point to severe...
Working for the PDSA
Contributor(s):: Thornley, A.
Working for a charity can be a very different experience to that of private practice; and although challenging, it is also extremely rewarding. The PDSA provides care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.
Keeping exotic pets
Contributor(s):: Scott, P.
Contributor(s):: Toland, E.
Pet wellbeing report reveals lack of awareness of animals' needs
Poor owner knowledge of feline reproduction contributes to the high proportion of accidental litters born to UK pet cats
Contributor(s):: Welsh, C. P., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Roberts, M. A., Murray, J. K.
Should pet owners be regulated?
Contributor(s):: Mills, G.
The importance of the secure base effect for domestic dogs - evidence from a manipulative problem-solving task
Contributor(s):: Horn, L., Huber, L., Range, F.
Veterinarians pivotal in responsible animal ownership
Contributor(s):: Smyth, B.
Feral cats and the people who care for them
Contributor(s):: Loretta Sue Humphrey
Sociologists have described the characteristics of individuals who become involved in social movements, their motivations for becoming involved, and the methods used to recruit participants. One group that has been underrepresented in the existing literature is feral cat caretakers. The purpose...