A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal
| Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.
Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...
Comparison of the socio-economic value and welfare of working donkeys in rural and urban Ethiopia
| Contributor(s):: Geiger, M., Hockenhull, J., Buller, H., Kedir, M. J., Engida, G. T., Getachew, M., Burden, F. A., Whay, H. R.
Perceptions of animal welfare and exotic pet ownership in China
| Contributor(s):: Weldon, A. V., Campera, M., Zhang, X., Ni, Q., Zhu, W. W., Nijman, V., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Conceptualising dog owner motivations: The Pet Care Competency model and role of 'duty of care'
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C. R., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
Understanding attitude, practices and knowledge of zoonotic infectious disease risks among poultry farmers in Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Matilda Ayim‐Akonor, Ralf Krumkamp, Jürgen May, Eva Mertens
Zoonotic infectious diseases (ZIDs) are increasing globally, and livestock farmers in low‐ and middle‐income countries are at particularly high risk. An evaluation of farmer's behaviour on farms can be used to identify the risk factors and to develop tailored control strategies. This study...
Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Balzani, A., Hanlon, A.
Animal Welfare Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Stockpersons in Kenya
| Contributor(s):: Wambui, Joseph, Lamuka, Peter, Karuri, Edward, Matofari, Joseph
The stockpersons handling the transportation of animals between farms and slaughterhouses are rarely assessed for their animal welfare knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP). Thus, this investigation presents a unique opportunity to study these interactions. Herein, a cross-sectional survey...
Slovenian Students’ Knowledge and Opinions about Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa L.)
| Contributor(s):: Siard, Nataša, Jordan, Dušanka
Wild boar are present almost throughout Slovenia, causing similar problems as in many other countries, mainly damage to agriculture. Dealing with these problems also involves children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of age, gender, and farm residence on knowledge, attitudes, and...
Knowledge and Perceptions of, and Attitudes to, Bats by People Living around Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Malindi-Kenya
| Contributor(s):: Musila, Simon, Prokop, Pavol, Gichuki, Nathan
Bat populations continue to decline worldwide because of myriad human activities. To enhance bat conservation, human behavior needs to change. Such change can occur, in part, through an understanding of what motivates human actions toward bats. We used a Bat Attitude Questionnaire (BAQ) to...
Public Knowledge of, and Attitudes to, Frogs in Colombia
| Contributor(s):: Jimenez, Juliana Nates, Lindemann-Matthies, Petra
People's response to the decline of biodiversity and their support for conservation measures depends on their knowledge of biodiversity and their attitudes to local species. This study is one of the first to investigate public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in South America. We chose two...
Guard of animals in charge: population of visionGuarda responsavel de animais: visao da populacao
| Contributor(s):: Porto, W. J. N., Andrade, M. R., Mota, R. A.
A study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of responsible animal ownership in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that only 24% of respondents knew what constituted responsible pet ownership and care. Some of those who gave examples of proper pet care such as...
Urban American perceptions of animals and the natural environment
| Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R
Farm animal welfare and children: a preliminary study building an attitude scale and evaluating an intervention
| Contributor(s):: Lakestani, N., Aguirre, V., Orihuela, A.
Children are future consumers; they will impact future animal welfare standards. This pilot study evaluated a nonhuman animal welfare education program, building a farm animal attitude questionnaire for 8- to 10-year-old children. The educational material focused on the behaviors and needs of...
Taking responsibility for cloning: discourses of care and knowledge in biotechnological approaches to nonhuman life
| Contributor(s):: Carey, J. L. W.
This article examines the practice of animal cloning in relation to discourses of care and responsibility, in particular a common cultural interpretation of care theorized by Michel Foucault. This interpretation figures care as a "pastoral" relation premised in essential differences between...
Residents' and Tourists' Knowledge of Sea Lions in the Galapagos
| Contributor(s):: Lorden, R., Sambrook, R., Mitchell, R. W.
This study examined knowledge of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) for both residents and tourists on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, a famous nature tourism destination. Participants (N = 281) obtained through convenience and snowball sampling answered questionnaires about their knowledge...
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to pet contact by immunocompromised children with cancer and immunocompetent children with diabetes
| Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Brophy, J., Sargeant, J. M., Peregrine, A. S., Lawson, M. L., Ramphal, R., Samson, L., Bowes, J., Weese, J. S.
Objective To compare knowledge, attitudes, and risks related to pet contact in households with and without immunocompromised children. Study design A questionnaire was distributed to parents of children diagnosed with cancer (immunocompromised; n = 80) or diabetes...
An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.
Assumptions of the deficit model type of thinking: ignorance, attitudes, and science communication in the debate on genetic engineering in agriculture
| Contributor(s):: Ahteensuu, M.
Attitudes on Animal Research Predict Acceptance of Genetic Modification Technologies by University Undergraduates
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel, K. I., Rutledge, B. H., Barkley, C. L.
Ethical Ideology and Moral Persuasion: Personal Moral Philosophy, Gender, and Judgments of Pro- and Anti-Animal Research Propaganda
| Contributor(s):: Nickell, Darcy, Herzog, Harold A.