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  1. Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.

    Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) is...

  2. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...

  3. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children’s developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: 1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? 2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and 3) Does a developmental...

  4. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental...

  5. Early domestication and farming: what should we know or do for a better understanding?

    | Contributor(s):: Vigne, J. D.

    This paper aims to identify a series of conceptual, strategic and technological challenges facing archaeozoology (and archaeobotany) in order to better understand when, where, how and why plant and animal domestication and farming developed during the last 12 000 years. Situated at the interface...

  6. Naturalcultural encounters in Bali: monkeys, temples, tourists, and ethnoprimatology

    | Contributor(s):: Fuentes, Augustín

  7. Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers

    | Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...

  8. Farm animal production: changing agriculture in a changing culture. (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Western attitudes toward animals have undergone a gradual evolution during recent centuries, driven by the scientific recognition that humans and many other species share a common anatomical template, a common phylogenetic ancestry, and certain similarities in their social and emotional lives....

  9. Hunting restraint by Creoles at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize: a preliminary survey

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, C. B., Young, J.

    This study surveyed 33 male hunters between the ages of 17 and 54 years at the Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS), Belize, to evaluate attitudes and behaviours in relation to hunting black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra). The study defined hunting restraint as a learned predisposition not to hunt 1...

  10. 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...

  11. Obstacles and anticipated problems with acquiring assistance dogs, as expressed by Japanese people with physical disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Mariko Yamamoto, Lynette A. Hart, Mitsuaki Ohta, Koji Matsumoto, Nobuyo Ohtani

    In western countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, many people with disabilities benefit from the help their assistance dogs provide. In contrast, assistance dogs have not become widespread in Japan. This study explores the perspectives of Japanese people with disabilities,...

  12. Anthropomorphized species as tools for conservation: utility beyond prosocial, intelligent and suffering species

    | Contributor(s):: Root-Bernstein, M., Douglas, L., Smith, A., Verissimo, D.

  13. Culture, reform politics, and future directions: a review of China's animal protection challenge

    | Contributor(s):: Li, P. J., Davey, G.

  14. Provincial life with animals

    | Contributor(s):: Donovan, J.

  15. Religion, philosophy and ethics - how these affect our treatment of animals

    | Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

  17. Using an adaptive methodology to study human-animal interactions in cultural context

    | Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, B.

  18. Conflict and reconciliation behavior trends of the bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus )

    | Contributor(s):: Holobinko, A., Waring, G. H.

    Wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations display societal structures characterized by numerous and frequent changes in group composition, complex social relationships, and high levels of cooperation, attributes also observed in human and nonhuman primate cultures. Maintaining...

  19. Inter-group variation in abnormal behaviour in chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes ) and rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta )

    | Contributor(s):: Hook, M. A., Lambeth, S. P., Perlman, J. E., Stavisky, R., Bloomsmith, M. A., Schapiro, S. J.

    The present study was designed to explore whether abnormal behaviour patterns in captive chimpanzees and rhesus macaques can provide additional data relevant to the question of social transmission of behaviour in non-human primates. The degrees to which various abnormal behaviours were displayed...

  20. Exploring cultural drivers for wildlife trade via an ethnoprimatological approach: A case study of slender and slow lorises (Loris and Nycticebus) in South and Southeast Asia

    | Contributor(s):: Nekaris, K. A. I., Shepherd, C. R., Starr, C. R., Nijman, V.