Políticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses
Contributor(s):: Henrique Augusto Reberte
Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...
Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic,...
Silence and Denial in Everyday Life - The Case of Animal Suffering
Contributor(s):: Deidre Wicks
How can we make sense of the fact that we live in a world where good people co-exist in silence about widespread animal suffering. How is it that sites of suffering such as laboratories, factory farms, abattoirs and animal transportation are all around us and yet we 'do not, in a certain sense,...
Behavioural effects of environmental enrichment for individually caged rabbits
Contributor(s):: Lidfors, L.
The behavioural effects of providing 60 male New Zealand laboratory rabbits with one of four objects in their individual cages as environmental enrichment were investigated. The rabbits were assigned to one of 5 treatments by a random procedure; hay in a water bottle, grass-cubes, two gnawing...
The use of mirrors for the control of stereotypic weaving behaviour in the stabled horse
Contributor(s):: McAfee, L. M., Mills, D. S., Cooper, J. J.
Weaving, a common locomotor stereotypy, is associated with social isolation in stabled horses. In this study we investigated the effect of provision of mirrors on weaving as this may have a similar effect to access to conspecifics. The behaviour of 6 known weavers, each in 1 of 3 locations within...
Human-animal relationships and ecocriticism: A study of the representation of animals in poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa
| Contributor(s):: Syned Dale Makani Mthatiwa
This study analyses the manner in which animals are represented in selected poetry from Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It discusses the various modes of animal representation the poets draw on, and the ideological influences on their manner of animal representation. It explores the kinds of...
Sacrificial rights: The conflict between free exercise of religion and animal rights
| Contributor(s):: Brendan White
Effect of group composition and pen size on behaviour, productivity and immune response of growing pigs
| Contributor(s):: Moore, A. S., Gonyou, H. W., Stookey, J. M., McLaren, D. G.
Levels of aggression, injuries, activity, performance and immune response were determined in 288 growing pigs in a 2 x 2 factorial experiment; the factors being group composition and pen size. Pigs were classified as small (SM) when allotted and then reclassified as medium (MED), large (LG) and...
Behaviour of dairy cows kept in extensive (loose housing/pasture) or intensive (tie stall) environments. III. Grooming, exploration and abnormal behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Krohn, C. C.
24 pairs of monozygotic twin dairy cows (Danish Friesian and Red Danish) were assigned to 4 groups of 12 in a balanced incomplete-block design. Group E: loose housing; ad lib. access to feeding table; deep bedding; a yard and pasture; and milking twice a day. Group N: tie stall; concrete floor...
The effects of social and physical environment on social behaviour in farm animals
| Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M.
Limitations on the effectiveness of environmental improvement in reducing stereotypic behaviour in bank voles ( Clethrionomys glareolus )
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, J. J., Odberg, F., Nicol, C. J.
Effect of environmental enrichment and breed line on the incidence of belly nosing in piglets weaned at 7 and 14 days-of-age
| Contributor(s):: Bench, C. J., Gonyou, H. W.
The effect of enrichment and breed line on belly nosing in early-weaned pigs was investigated over two studies. In a preliminary study, 291 piglets were weaned at 7 days-of-age and observed over two consecutive days (pigs ranged from 17 to 30 days-of-age at time of observation). Piglets were fed...
The effect of early environment on neophobia in orange-winged Amazon parrots ( Amazona amazonica )
| Contributor(s):: Fox, R. A., Millam, J. R.
Early experience is often a significant factor in shaping animals' later behaviour. Early maternal separation is associated with negative behavioral outcomes, such as increased fearfulness in rats, while higher levels of maternal grooming during the neonatal period are associated with decreased...
"The movement is my life": The psychology of animal rights activism
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
I used a qualitative research approach to investigate psychological aspects of involvement in the animal rights movement. Interviews were conducted with 23 rank-and-file activists, focusing on cognitive and emotional aspects of involvement with the movement, concomitant lifestyle changes, effects...
Moral emotions and social activism: The case of animal rights
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog, Lauren Golden
Why do some people and not others become involved in social movements? We examined the relationships between a moral emotion—disgust—and animal activism, attitudes toward animal welfare, and consumption of meat. Participants were recruited through two social networking websites and included...
Behavioural and hormonal indicators of enduring environmental stress in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Beerda, B., Schilder, M. B. H., Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. van, Vries, H. W. de, Mol, J. A.
Selected behavioural and hormonal parameters were compared in a group of privately owned dogs with relatively low chronic stress (group 1) with 3 groups of dogs (groups 2, 3 and 4) that were kept under conditions of low to relatively high austerity, and had basal urinary ratios of cortisol to...
Behaviour of laying hens negotiating perches at different heights
| Contributor(s):: Lambe, N. R., Scott, G. B., Hitchcock, D.
Four sets of 3 horizontal perches were positioned with respective gradients of 0 degrees , 30 degrees , 45 degrees or 60 degrees . Four groups of 15 ISA Brown laying hens were individually exposed to each treatment, being placed on the uppermost perch (Perch 1) with a food reward available at the...