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  1. Creature Contraband

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey Rindfleisch, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle

    For some college students, one of the hardest parts of being away from home is being separated from their pets. Coming home after a long day of classes just isn’t the same without your best furry, scaly or feathered friend there to greet you at the door. According to the Department of...

  2. Sasha Levinson, Wonder Dog

    Contributor(s):: Levinson, Jerry

  3. China's bear farming and long-term solutions

    Contributor(s):: Li, P. J.

    Commentary on China's bear farming to obtain bear bile for traditional Chinese medicine and possible long-term solutions.

  4. Dog breeding in New Providence, the Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population I: planned and accidental

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on dog breeding in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study obtained the information on 517 matings through interviews with dog caregivers. Few litters (6.8%) from mongrels (potcakes) resulted from planned matings, whereas 66.5% of matings between purebred...

  5. Flaws in federal regulations pertaining to the welfare of primates kept in research institutions

    Contributor(s):: Reinhardt, V.

    Federal welfare regulations for primates kept in research laboratories fail to (a) include recommendations pertaining to the legal requirement of the avoidance of stress and unnecessary discomfort during handling procedures, (b) specify how the legally required "uniform illumination" can be...

  6. Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings

    Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use ofTherapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registeredanimals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined in...

  7. A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  8. A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)

    Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  9. Tennessee 4-H Horse Championships Handbook

    This handbook is to serve as a guide for conducting the Tennessee 4-H Horse Show, Public Speaking, Team and Individual Demonstration Contests and the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest. Extension agents, 4-H Club members, parents, leaders and others involved with these events should read and become...

  10. Animal welfare assurance programs in food production: a framework for assessing the options

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

  11. Better rodent control by better regulation: regulatory incentives and regulator support to improve the humaneness of rodent control

    | Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.

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

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

  13. Policies, regulations, and eco-ethical wisdom relating to ancient Chinese fisheries

    | Contributor(s):: Li, MaoLin, Jin, XianShi, Tang, QiSheng

  14. The welfare and suitability of parrots as companion animals: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Engebretson, M.

  15. A quantitative safety assessment model for transgenic protein products produced in agricultural crops

    | Contributor(s):: Howard, J. A., Donnelly, K. C.

    Transgenic plants are now being used to develop pharmaceutical and industrial products in addition to their use in crop improvement. Using confinement requirements, these transgenic plants are grown and processed under conditions that prevent intermixing with commodity crops. Regulatory agencies...

  16. Assessment of GM crops in commercial agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Lehman, H.

    The calibre of the recent discourse regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has suffered from a lack of consensus on terminology, from the scarcity of evidence upon which to assess risk to health and to the environment, and from value differences between proponents and opponents of GMOs....

  17. Commercialization of perennial GE crops: looming challenges for regulatory frameworks

    | Contributor(s):: Bagavathiannan, M. V., Spok, A., Acker, R. C. van

    Overall, the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops for commercial cultivation in North America has been a success story. In several cases, however, GE crops have sparked concerns and disagreements among the stakeholders and there are incidences of court lawsuits, including a recent...

  18. Consumer exit, voice, and loyalty: indicative, legitimation, and regulatory role in agricultural and food ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Newholm, T.

    Disputes over agriculture and food production have occurred against a background of disputed authority with regard to governments, experts, and single issue pressure groups. Consumers have intervened in quite significant ways with many altering their buying patterns. The conventional assessment...

  19. Ethical analysis of the use of GM fish: emerging issues for aquaculture development. (Special Issue: Ethics and the politics of food.)

    | Contributor(s):: Millar, K., Tomkins, S.

    Improvements in production methods over the last two decades have resulted in aquaculture becoming a significant contributor to food production in many countries. Increased efficiency and production levels are off-setting unsustainable capture fishing practices and contributing to food security,...

  20. Ethics of sustainable development - a study of Swedish regulations for genetically modified organisms

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsson, M.

    In spite of stricter provisions in the new EU directive on deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), critics still advocate a moratorium on permits for cultivation of GMOs. However, in an attempt to meet concerns raised by the public, the directive explicitly gives Member...