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  1. Government regulations of Shechita (Jewish religious slaughter) in the twenty-first century: are they ethical?

    Contributor(s):: Zivotofsky, A. Z.

  2. How can economists help to improve animal welfare?

    Contributor(s):: Christensen, T., Lawrence, A., Lund, M., Stott, A., Sandoe, P.

  3. Exclusion by inclusion? On difficulties with regard to an effective ethical assessment of patenting in the field of agricultural bio-technology

    Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, C.

    In order to take ethical considerations of patenting biological material into account, the so-called "ordre public or morality clause" was implemented as Article 6 in the EC directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions, 98/44/EC. At first glance, this seems to provide a...

  4. Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics. (Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics.)

    Contributor(s):: Rocklinsberg, H., Gjerris, M.

    This special issue is a compilation of articles from dispersed research groups and individual PhD students which focus on interdisciplinary works on animal welfare involved in Nordic agri-aquaculture field and food ethics. Topics discussed are: how to consider the value of farm animals in...

  5. Ethology applied to animal ethics. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Wurbel, H.

    According to modern animal welfare legislation, animals should be protected from suffering and lasting harm not for the benefit of us humans as in earlier anthropocentric conceptions, but in their own interest. The driving force behind animal protection is our empathy with animals which triggers...

  6. European approaches to ensure good animal welfare. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)

    Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Butterworth, A., Bock, B., Roe, E.

    Conventions to protect domestic animals during transport, farming and slaughter were established by the Council of Europe and approved by many European states. Conventions are followed by recommendations that specify how the general principles of conventions apply for the different species. The...

  7. Water off a duck's back: showers and troughs match ponds for improving duck welfare

    Contributor(s):: Jones, T. A., Waitt, C. D., Dawkins, M. S.

    The impact of production systems on the welfare of ducks grown for meat is becoming increasingly controversial. In the UK, approximately 18 million ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) were reared for meat in 2006 (British Poultry Council, 2008; http://www.poultry.uk.com/who_ducks01.htm). Despite the...

  8. Therapy Dogs in the Legal System

    06 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Everyone has had something happen in their life that they did not want to talk about. For some children who are victims of sexual abuse, they have an opportunity to testify, but in doing so...

    https://habricentral.org/members/1433/blog/2012/07/therapy-dogs-in-the-legal-system

  9. An evaluation on aggressive behaviours of pet animals in Turkey

    Contributor(s):: Yigit, A., Turkmenoglu, E.

  10. The law of veterinary liability and the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Perron, J.

  11. Food law, ethics, and food safety regulation: roles, justifications, and expected limits

    Contributor(s):: Sperling, D.

    Recent food emergencies throughout the world have raised some serious ethical and legal concerns for nations and health organizations. While the legal regulations addressing food risks and foodborne illnesses are considerably varied and variously effective, less is known about the ethical...

  12. Legal implications in development and use of expert systems in agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Downs, W., Newton, K. A.

    Applications of Artificial Intelligence, particularly Expert Systems, are rapidly increasing. This science promises to give computer-based systems the capability of reasoning and decision making. Whether used for farm management or 'intelligent' machine control, Expert Systems will find many...

  13. Effects of space allowance on the welfare of dry sows kept in dynamic groups and fed with an electronic sow feeder

    | Contributor(s):: Remience, V., Wavreille, J., Canart, B., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Prunier, A., Bartiaux-Thill, N., Nicks, B., Vandenheede, M.

    The minimal legal space allowance for grouped pregnant sows in the EU is 2.25 m2/sow. The effect of higher space per animal on agonistic behaviour and social stress of animals living in dynamic groups is not known. Two groups of 34 pregnant Belgian Landrace sows were housed in two pens of...

  14. Veterinary students' views regarding the legal status of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, F., Glover, S.

    Developments in the law reflecting the legal status and value of animals have the potential to change veterinary medical practice; therefore, they impact veterinary education. An understanding of students' views is important in providing instruction in the non-technical aspects of the veterinary...

  15. A pilot investigation of possible positive system descriptors in finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Edwards, S. A., Butterworth, A., Whay, H. R., Main, D. C. J.

    In this study, pig producers were identified whose practices exceeded the basic legal requirements and government recommendations for pig welfare. This novel approach was part of a larger project investigating the feasibility and benefits of the inclusion of some animalbased welfare outcome...

  16. Attitudes of Turkish veterinarians towards animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Sabuncuoglu, N., Coban, O.

    A survey was carried out to examine the attitudes of Turkish veterinarians towards animal welfare issues. The email questionnaire consisted of three sections of statements with a five-point Likert scale for choices of answer. The first section included statements examining the attitudes of...

  17. Compromised health and welfare of bears farmed for bile in China

    | Contributor(s):: Loeffler, I. K., Robinson, J., Cochrane, G.

    The practice of farming bears for bile extraction is legal in China and involves an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 animals, primarily Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus). This study outlines the compromises to health and welfare suffered by bears on bile farms and is based on the results of visits...

  18. Self-evaluation of animal welfare by the farmer: a report of application on Austrian cattle farms

    | Contributor(s):: Ofner, E., Schmid, E., Schrock, E., Troxler, J., Hausleitner, A.

    It is not sufficient to merely publish regulations and strictly control them to improve the living conditions of farm animals. The farmer must receive precise information, understand the individual measures and be able to act with personal responsibility. A new animal welfare law has been in...

  19. Strengthening US organic standards on animal health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Merrigan, K. A., Bailey, M. R., Lockeretz, W.

    Organic livestock production has been increasing in the US, although it still merely constitutes a small fraction of total production. Its success will require detailed standards supported by scientific knowledge and consistent with organic farming principles. However, such standards, mandated...

  20. The ethical review process in the UK and Australia: the Australian experience of improved dialogue and communication

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, R. H.