A universal animal welfare framework for zoos
Contributor(s):: Kagan, R., Carter, S., Allard, S.
The Detroit Zoological Society's (DZS) Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) was created to advance the science and policy of the welfare of exotic nonhuman animals in captivity. This important part of the DZS mission is achieved through assessments of, and research on, the welfare of animals in...
Successful Edenization through education
Contributor(s):: Steiner, Jack L., Eppelheimer, Cean, DeVries, Marla
Place and civic culture: re-thinking the context for local agriculture
Contributor(s):: DeLind, L. B., Bingen, J.
This article considers the qualitative concept of place - what it means, how it feels, how it is expressed, and how it is managed across time and space as (1) the appropriate context within which to study and promote local agriculture and (2) the locus of relationships, both cultural and...
Influence of housing on weanling horse behaviour and subsequent welfare
Contributor(s):: Heleski, C. R., Shelle, A. C., Nielsen, B. D., Zanella, A. J.
Weaning foals marks a stressful event in horses' lives. Limited research exists regarding different housing methods post-weaning and the long-term implications on horse behaviour and welfare. The purpose of this study was to monitor behaviour and physiological stress markers in horses weaned...
Farmers' attitudes about farming and the environment: a survey of conventional and organic farmers
Contributor(s):: Sullivan, S., McCann, E., Young, R. de, Erickson, D.
Farmers have been characterized as people whose ties to the land have given them a deep awareness of natural cycles, appreciation for natural beauty and sense of responsibility as stewards. At the same time, their relationship to the land has been characterized as more utilitarian than that of...
Leveraging expertise in animal welfare to create educational equity
Contributor(s):: Siegford, J. M., Zanella, A. J., Bernardo, T., Heleski, C. R., Wickens, C. L., Laughlin, K., Malinowski, R.
Globally, veterinarians and professionals in animal-related industries are faced with growing public concern for the welfare of animals, particularly those in production. To prepare professionals, courses in animal welfare should be created to provide consistent education on a global scale in an...