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  1. Human–animal interactions at abattoirs: Relationships between handling and animal stress in sheep and cattle

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, Paul H., Rice, Maxine, Karlen, Marcus G., Calleja, Lisa, Barnett, John L., Nash, Judy, Coleman, Grahame J.

    Relationships between handling and animal stress were studied in 200 animals, of similar age from one property, at each of two sheep and two cattle abattoirs (n=800). A total of 14 and 13 stockpeople handled the study sheep and cattle, respectively. At each abattoir, 10 cohorts of 20 animals from...

  2. BOARD-INVITED REVEIW: Animal welfare in the U.S. slaughter industry- A focus on fed cattle

    Contributor(s):: Edwards-Callaway, L. N., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.

  3. Relationships between handling, behaviour and stress in lambs at abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Rice, M., Borg, S., Edwards, L. E., Ponnampalam, E. N., Coleman, G. J.

  4. Open Knowledge about Slaughter on the Internet—A Case Study on Controversies

    | Contributor(s):: Anne Algers, Charlotte Berg

    Animal products are consumed by a large majority of the global population, yet public knowledge about animal handling and welfare during the slaughter process is limited. An open educational resource about slaughter, called “Animal welfare at slaughter and killing” has been openly...

  5. Is a "Good Death" at the Time of Animal Slaughter an Essentially Contested Concept?

    | Contributor(s):: Qurat ulAin, Terry L. Whiting

    The question of how to kill animals for food has persisted unresolved in the Anglo-American and European social and political discourse for more than a century. Scientific informed narrative has been directed at “documenting” the experience of the slaughtered animal in the last few...

  6. Review of The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

    | Contributor(s):: A.G. Holdier

    A. G. Holdier reviews The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

  7. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    | Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  8. Investigating the welfare, management and human-animal interactions of cattle in four Indonesian abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Doyle, R. E., Coleman, G. J., McGill, D. M., Reed, M., Ramdani, W., Hemsworth, P. H.

    This study reports novel information on the animal handling, management and human-animal interactions in Indonesian cattle abattoirs. The slaughter of 304 cattle was observed and there was a high percentage of re-stuns in all abattoirs (range: 8-18.9%) when compared to a variety of international...

  9. Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem

    | Contributor(s):: Maija Krastiņa

    Bakalaura darba “Nozīmju piešķiršana industriālo lopkopības fermu dzīvniekiem” mērķis ir analizēt cilvēku-dzīvnieku attiecības starp kāvējiem un lauksaimniecības dzīvniekiem, it īpaši pievēršot uzmanību nozīmēm, kādas tiek piešķirtas dzīvniekiem un...

  10. Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater

    There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent survey company through an Omnibus telephone (land and cell) survey, we interviewed a nationally...

  11. Was Jack the Ripper a Slaughterman? Human-Animal Violence and the World's Most Infamous Serial Killer

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Knight, Katherine D Watson

    Hundreds of theories exist concerning the identity of “Jack the Ripper”. His propensity for anatomical dissection with a knife—and in particular the rapid location and removal of specific organs—led some to speculate that he must have been surgically trained. However,...

  12. The morality of livestock farming: a view from the British farmers' standpoints

    | Contributor(s):: Fukuda, K.

    This article describes how livestock farmers respond to moral enquiries about their means of livelihood, by referring to ethnographic data collected in the Scottish Borders. The focus is on three controversial aspects of livestock farming: welfare issues of intensive farming methods, guilt about...

  13. The slaughterhouse, social disorganization, and violent crime in rural communities

    | Contributor(s):: Jacques, J. R.

    Scholars in nonhuman animal studies and criminology have argued that more attention should be paid to the violence sanctioned by society, that of animal slaughter for industrial food production. Slaughterhouses and the communities surrounding these facilities present ideal sites for investigating...

  14. Agonistic behaviour, skin lesions and activity pattern of entire male, female and castrated male finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Bunger, B., Schrader, L., Schrade, H., Zacharias, B.

    Fattening of intact boars is the least invasive alternative to the detrimental welfare effects of surgical castration of piglets. However, beside problems such as boar taint the divergent agonistic and sexual behaviour of boars may impair the pigs' welfare during fattening. To evaluate the effect...

  15. Moral "lock-in" in responsible innovation: the ethical and social aspects of killing day-old chicks and its alternatives

    | Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Blok, V., Stassen, E. N., Gremmen, H. G. J.

    The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that will help in understanding and evaluating, along social and ethical lines, the issue of killing day-old male chicks and two alternative directions of responsible innovations to solve this issue. The following research questions are...

  16. Transport of horses for slaughter in Iceland

    | Contributor(s):: Roy, R. C., Cockram, M. S., Dohoo, I. R., Ragnarsson, S.

    There is interest in the transportation of horses ( Equus caballus) to slaughter and a need to assess the welfare implications of this practice. Forty-six loads of 7-35 horses transported for 0.33 to 3.10 h to a slaughter plant in Iceland were studied. Adults and foals were transported together...

  17. Ethical issues concerning the public viewing of media broadcasts of animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Undercover filming is a method commonly used by animal activist groups to expose animal cruelty and it is important to consider the effects of publically releasing video footage of cruel practices on the viewers' mental health. Previously, we reported that members of the Australian public were...

  18. Humanely killed?

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, J.

    Standard philosophical approaches to the issue of eating animals who are thought to have been humanely killed typically turn on decisions around the issue of moral status or on weighing benefits and harms of killing. Rather than pursuing these lines of inquiry, I bring out circumstances that have...

  19. A Return to Descartes: Property, Profit, and the Corporate Ownership of Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Darian M. Ibrahim

    The conditions for farm animals in the United States are exceedingly bad. Most of the 9.5 billion farm animals we slaughter each year' are not owned and raised by family farmers, as in times past, but by agribusiness corporations. Likewise, most of these animals are no longer raised on the...

  20. La fin des bêtes une ethnographie de la mise à mort des animaux

    | Contributor(s):: Rémy, Catherine