Review of Engel's and Comstocks The Moral Rights of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Mark Bernstein
A brief review of Engel's and Comstock's The Moral Rights of Animals.
Visitors' effects on the welfare of animals in the zoo: a review
| Contributor(s):: Davey, G.
Since the 1970s, research about zoo visitors' effects on the welfare of nonhuman animals in captivity has intensified. Numerous studies have shown that characteristics such as visitor presence, density, activity, size, and position are associated with animal behavioral and - to a lesser extent...
Animal dissection and evidence-based life-science and health-professions education
| Contributor(s):: Nobis, N.
Author's response to Balcombe's commentators [2000 & 2001 this journal] notes that Balcombe could be motivated by an evidentialist perspective growing out of the work of W. K. Clifford.
Improving the welfare of captive macaques ( Macaca sp.) through the use of water as enrichment
| Contributor(s):: Robins, J. G., Waitt, C. D.
This review evaluates the use of water as a tool for enriching the environments of macaques (Macaca sp.) in captivity. Many macaque species are known to swim and forage in water in the wild, and in-situ reports suggest that access to water promotes activity and cultural behavior. Yet, there is a...
Genetic engineering and other factors that might affect human-animal interactions in the research setting
| Contributor(s):: Comber, J., Griffin, G.
Evidence exists, particularly in the welfare literature of nonhuman animals on the farm, that the interaction between nonhuman animals and the personnel who care for them can have a strong effect on the animals' behavior, productivity, and welfare. Among species commonly used for biomedical...
Penetrating captive bolt stunning and exsanguination of cattle in abattoirs
| Contributor(s):: Gregory, N., Shaw, F.
Abattoirs commonly use penetrating captive bolt pistols to stun cattle. Humane slaughter requires that an animal immediately becomes unconscious and does not regain consciousness. In this review we consider the concepts of concussion, unconsciousness, and return to consciousness. We conclude that...
Enhancing nonhuman primate care and welfare through the use of positive reinforcement training
| Contributor(s):: Laule, G., Whittaker, M.
Nonhuman primates are excellent subjects for the enhancement of care and welfare through training. The broad range of species offers tremendous behavioral diversity, and individual primates show varying abilities to cope with the stressors of captivity, which differ depending on the venue....
A review of behavioral assessment protocols used by Australian animal shelters to determine the adoption suitability of dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mornement, K. M., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S., Bennett, P. C.
Shelter dogs typically undergo preadoption assessment for suitability as companions. Dogs who pass are available for adoption. Available resources determine whether dogs who fail are euthanized or rehabilitated. Accurate assessment of shelter-dog behavior is imperative to protect community...
Artificial weaning of Old World monkeys: benefits and costs
| Contributor(s):: Reinhardt, V.
Permanent mother-infant separation prior to natural weaning is a common husbandry practice in monkey breeding colonies. In the United States, all eight Regional Primate Research Centres have such colonies. Under undisturbed conditions, Old World monkey mothers wean their infants at the age of...
The lifecycle of the farm pig: a review of Welfare of Pigs from Birth to Slaughter [Book Review]
| Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E.
A book review of Welfare of pigs from birth to slaughter . Edited by Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Wageningen Academic, 2008. 316 pp. ISBN: 9086860664. Hardcover, $127
Particularities of the human-animal interactions relevant to the welfare and productivity of dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Honorato, L. A., Hotzel, M. J., Gomes, C. C. de M., Silveira, I. D. B., Machado Filho, L. C. P.
Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases
| Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.
A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)
| Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.
A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)
A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds
| Contributor(s):: Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., Asher, L.
Can the law help us to tackle genetic diseases that affect the welfare of dogs?
| Contributor(s):: Boissevain, I.
The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research
| Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.
Veterinary certificates for emergency or casualty slaughter bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland: are the welfare needs of certified animals adequately protected?
| Contributor(s):: Cullinane, M., O'Sullivan, E., Collins, G., Collins, D. M., More, S. J.
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
| Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Keeping horses in groups: a review
| Contributor(s):: Hartmann, E., Sondergaard, E., Keeling, L. J.
Although husbandry conditions for horses have improved over the last decades, many horses are still kept singly with limited or no physical contact to other horses. This is surprising, given the fact that keeping horses in groups is recognised best to fulfil their physical and behavioural...