Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products
Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.
Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...
Consumer attitudes to injurious pecking in free-range egg production
Contributor(s):: Bennett, R. M., Jones, P. J., Nicol, C. J., Tranter, R. B., Weeks, C. A.
Free-range egg producers face continuing problems from injurious pecking (IP) which has financial consequences for farmers and poor welfare implications for birds. Beak-trimming has been practised for many years to limit the damage caused by IP, but with the UK Government giving notification that...
Maintaining trust and credibility in a continuously evolving organic food system
Contributor(s):: Thorsoe, M. H.
Credibility is particularly important in organic food systems because there are only marginal visual and sensorial differences between organic and conventionally produced products, requiring consumers to trust in producers' quality claims. In this article I explore what challenges the credibility...
Hotel pet policies: an assessment of willingness to pay for travelling with a pet
Contributor(s):: Taillon, J., MacLaurin, T., Yun, DongKoo
This study examined hotel customers' willingness to pay for travelling with a pet. Data were collected from an online survey of 595 Canadian respondents who own a pet and are not involved professionally with pets. The results of this study show that individuals who were identified as having a...
Moderating the relationship between price and perceived value of ethical products
Contributor(s):: Araque-Padilla, R. A., Montero-Simo, M. J., Rivera-Torres, P., Aragon-Gutierrez, C.
Interest in ethical aspects associated to product acquisition and consumption is a growing trend among consumers. In this context, the concept of "product with ethical attributes" has arisen to refer to products with explicit social and environmental characteristics. However, one of the factors...
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.
We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large animal/food animal emphasis (VCF) and animal science faculty members (ANS). The survey was conducted via...
Whale shark tourism in Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia
Contributor(s):: Davis, D.
Surveys conducted among whale shark tourists in Ningaloo Marine Park, off the coast of Western Australia, yielded 464 responses in 1995 and 376 in 1996. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used to compare attitudes towards management questions relating to human-to-shark separation...
Application of welfare assessment to commercial livestock production
Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J.
Farm assurance schemes are an inevitable and essential part of the UK livestock industries as they provide valuable assurances to the market over food safety, nonhuman animal welfare, and environmental concerns. However, there is potential for welfare assessment within such schemes to extend...
Production costs and animal welfare for four stylized hog production systems
Contributor(s):: Seibert, L., Norwood, F. B.
Nonhuman animal welfare is arguably the most contentious issue facing the hog industry. Animal advocacy groups influence the regulation of hog farms and induce some consumers to demand more humane pork products. Hog producers are understandably reluctant to improve animal well being unless the...
Willingness to pay: Australian consumers and "on the farm" welfare
Contributor(s):: Taylor, N., Signal, T. D.
The success of welfare legislation for nonhuman animals rests upon primary producer compliance that, in turn, is affected by public willingness to pay (WTP) for such initiatives. Although the topic of the welfare of animals on farms (and relevant legislation) is becoming increasingly important to...
Consumer choice and farmers' markets
Contributor(s):: Dodds, R., Holmes, M., Arunsopha, V., Chin, N., Le, T., Maung, S., Shum, M.
The increasing popularity of local food consumption can be attributed to the heightened awareness of food safety concerns, carbon emissions produced from food transportation, and an understanding of how large corporations' obtain their food supplies. Although there is increasing discussion on...
Operationalizing ethics in food choice decisions
Contributor(s):: Hepting, D. H., Jaffe, J., Maciag, T.
There is a large gap between attitude and action when it comes to consumer purchases of ethical food. Amongst the various aspects of this gap, this paper focuses on the difficulty in knowing enough about the various dimensions of food production, distribution and consumption to make an ethical...
The paradox of E-numbers: ethical, aesthetic, and cultural concerns in the Dutch discourse on food additives
Contributor(s):: Haen, D.
Persistent public distrust of food additives is often explained in terms of safety and health issues. The broad variety of ethical, aesthetic, and cultural concerns tends to be structurally ignored by food engineers and occasionally even by consumers themselves. The public controversy of food...
Attitudes towards farm animals as a part of belief systems
Contributor(s):: Vinnari, M., Rasanen, P., Jokinen, P.
Religious slaughter: data from surveys and spot-check visits in Italy and animal welfare issues
Contributor(s):: Cenci-Goga, B. T., Sechi, P., Cuccurese, A., Poeta, A., Angelis, G. de, Marini, P., Mattiacci, C., Rossi, R., Pezzato, R., Salamano, G., Santori, P.
Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss
Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.
Consumer attitudes towards alternatives to piglet castration without pain relief in organic farming: qualitative results from Germany
Contributor(s):: Heid, A., Hamm, U.
Global Animal Partnership's 5-Step<sup>TM</sup> Animal Welfare Rating Standards: a welfare-labelling scheme that allows for continuous improvement
Contributor(s):: Duncan, I. J. H., Park, M., Malleau, A. E.
Welfare outcomes assessment in laying hen farm assurance schemes
Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S., Atkinson, C., Bond, A., Cooper, M., Fraser, A., Browne, W. J.