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  1. Death of the farm: culling badgers in north Pembrokeshire

    Contributor(s):: Caplan, Pat

  2. What's in a name? Anthrozoology, human-animal studies, animal studes or...?

    Contributor(s):: Hurn, Samantha

  3. Behavioral responses of silverback gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla ) to videos

    Contributor(s):: Maloney, M. A., Leighty, K. A., Kuhar, C. W., Bettinger, T. L.

    This study examined the impact of video presentations on the behavior of 4 silverback, western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). On each of 5 occasions, gorillas viewed 6 types of videos (blue screen, humans, an all-male or mixed-sex group engaged in low activity, and an all-male or...

  4. Impact of publicly sponsored neutering programs on animal population dynamics at animal shelters: the New Hampshire and Austin experiences

    Contributor(s):: White, S. C., Jefferson, E., Levy, J. K.

    This study found that government-funded surgical sterilization of companion animals has been widely promoted as a means of decreasing shelter intake and euthanasia. However, little information is available about the true impact of these programs on community and shelter nonhuman animal population...

  5. The welfare and suitability of primates kept as pets

    Contributor(s):: Soulsbury, C. D., Iossa, G., Kennell, S., Harris, S.

    Amid growing concern about keeping exotic species as companion animals, nonhuman primates have been highlighted as inappropriate for private ownership. However, there has been no comprehensive review of the suitability of primates as pets, using a framework such as Schuppli and Fraser's (2000)....

  6. What's in a name? Perceptions of stray and feral cat welfare and control in Aotearoa, New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Campbell, J., Adams, N. J.

    New Zealanders (n=354) rated the acceptability of lethal and nonlethal cat control methods and the importance of conservation and welfare. Lethal control was more acceptable for feral cats than strays; for nonlethal control, the inverse was true. More than concern for the welfare of cats...

  7. Animal welfare: a complex international public policy issue: economic, policy, societal, cultural and other drivers and constraints. a 20-year international perspective

    Contributor(s):: Bayvel, A. C. D., Diesch, T. J., Cross, N.

  8. Better rodent control by better regulation: regulatory incentives and regulator support to improve the humaneness of rodent control

    Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.

  9. Minimising number killed in long-term vertebrate pest management programmes, and associated economic incentives

    Contributor(s):: Warburton, B., Tompkins, D. M., Choquenot, D., Cowan, P.

  10. Preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of captive-bolt guns as a killing method without exsanguination for horned and unhorned sheep

    Contributor(s):: Gibson, T. J., Ridler, A. L., Lamb, C. R., Williams, A., Giles, S., Gregory, N. G.

  11. The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes

    Contributor(s):: Berg, C.

  12. Validating methods to determine walking rates of elephants within a zoological institution

    Contributor(s):: Miller, L. J., Andrews, J., Anderson, M.

  13. Veterinary science: animals, humans and health

    Contributor(s):: Palmer, Clare, Fudge, Erica

  14. Farmer's response to societal concerns about farm animal welfare: the case of mulesing

    Contributor(s):: Wells, A. E. D., Sneddon, J., Lee, J. A., Blache, D.

    The study explored the motivations behind Australian wool producers' intentions regarding mulesing; a surgical procedure that will be voluntarily phased out after 2010, following retailer boycotts led by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Telephone interviews were conducted with 22 West...

  15. Minimizing harm in possum control operations and experiments in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C., Weaver, S. A.

    Pest control operations and experimentation on sentient animals such as the brushtail possum can cause unnecessary and avoidable suffering in the animal subjects. Minimizing animal suffering is an animal welfare goal and can be used as a guide in the design and execution of animal experimentation...

  16. Toward a global perspective on farm animal welfare. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    During the past half century, the less industrialized countries experienced rapid increases in animal production through both large-scale confinement systems and traditional small-scale systems. These countries now produce the majority of the world's meat. The regulations and other programs...

  17. Four types of activities that affect animals: implications for animal welfare science and animal ethics philosophy

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D., MacRae, A. M.

    People affect animals through four broad types of activity: (1) people keep companion, farm, laboratory and captive wild animals, often while using them for some purpose; (2) people cause deliberate harm to animals through activities such as slaughter, pest control, hunting, and toxicology...

  18. Assessment of animal welfare in 80 dairy cow herds in cubicle housing # animal health and other animal-related parameters

    Contributor(s):: Rouha-Mulleder, C., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.

    Introduction: With growing concerns about farm animal welfare (e.g. by consumers; WILDNER, 1998), knowledge about the actual situation with regard to animal welfare on farms is important. Valid assessment of animal welfare requires the use of animal-based parameters, while environmental...

  19. Is social stress in pigs a deterimental factor to health and growth that can be avoided by Amperozide treatment

    Contributor(s):: Bjork, A. K. K.

    In Trial 1, 120 6-week-old pigs were used to investigate the effect of amperozide 1mg/kg i.m. and azaperone 2mg/kg on agonistic behaviour and performance. Fighting behaviour was measured by counting bite and slash marks on each pig before mixing and at 8, 26 and 48 h after penning. Each pig was...

  20. A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.

    Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...