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  1. Veterinary Medicine: Human, animal and environmental health: Molly Dominguez at TEDxWestlake

    | Contributor(s):: Molly Dominguez

    As a dual-degree Veterinary -- Business student at the University of Pennsylvania, Molly Dominguez is challenging the future role of the veterinary profession. In the United States, a veterinarian is traditionally perceived as a doctor for dogs, cats and horses. Yet, during Molly's six years...

  2. 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...

  3. Cattle farmers' preferences for disease-free zones in Kenya: an application of the choice experiment method

    | Contributor(s):: David Jakinda Otieno, Eric Ruto, Lionel Hubbard

    Management of livestock diseases is important in ensuring food safety to consumers in both domestic and export markets. Various measures are prescribed under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization. In order to prevent the spread of trans-boundary...

  4. Mar 05 2015

    Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference

    UW-Extension will be hosting its fifth annual conference on April 30, 2015 in Kimberly, WI to address the issue of animal handling and well-being. The program learning objectives and intended...

  5. Dueling land ethics: uncovering agricultural stakeholder mental models to better understand recent land use conversion

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, B. L., Wuellner, M., Nichols, T., Gates, R.

    The aim of this paper is to investigate how alternative land ethics of agricultural stakeholders may help explain recent land use changes. The paper first explores the historical development of the land ethic concept in the United States and how those ethics have impacted land use policy and use...

  6. The leading Canadian NGOs' discourse on fish farming: from ecocentric intuitions to biocentric solutions

    | Contributor(s):: Pigeon, L. E., Letourneau, L.

    The development of the aquaculture industry in Canada has triggered a conflict of a scope never seen before. As stated in Young and Matthews' The Aquaculture Controversy, this debate has "mushroomed over the past several decades to become one of the most bitter and stubborn face-offs over...

  7. Local food and international ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Navin, M. C.

    Many advocate practices of 'local food' or 'locavorism' as a partial solution to the injustices and unsustainability of contemporary food systems. I think that there is much to be said in favor of local food movements, but these virtues are insufficient to immunize locavorism from criticism. In...

  8. Public attitudes toward the use of animals in research: effects of invasiveness, genetic modification and regulation

    | Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E. H., Schuppli, C. A., Weary, D. M.

  9. State legislators' roll-call votes on farm animal protection bills: the agricultural connection

    | Contributor(s):: Tauber, S.

  10. Agrarian ideals, sustainability ethics, and US policy: a critique for practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Graffy, E.

  11. 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.

  12. Are there ideological aspects to the modernization of agriculture?

    | Contributor(s):: Hardeman, E., Jochemsen, H.

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

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

  14. Ethical frameworks and farmer participation in controversial farming practices

    | Contributor(s):: Cardoso, S. P., James, H. S., Jr.

  15. Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms

    | Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.

  16. Just and sustainable? Examining the rhetoric and potential realities of UK food security

    | Contributor(s):: MacMillan, T., Dowler, E.

  17. 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.

  18. Nigeria's response to the impacts of climate change: developing resilient and ethical Adaptation options

    | Contributor(s):: Onyekuru, N. A., Marchant, R.

  19. Agricultural development and associated environmental and ethical issues in South Asia

    | Contributor(s):: Khan, M. A., Shah, S. A. A.

    South Asia is one of the most densely populated regions of the world, where despite a slow growth, agriculture remains the backbone of rural economy as it employs one half to over 90 percent of the labor force. Both extensive and intensive policy measures for agriculture development to feed the...

  20. Are scientists right and non-scientists wrong? Reflections on discussions of GM

    | Contributor(s):: Deckers, J.

    This paper furthers the understanding of the view that genetic modification (GM) is unnatural, and of the critical response to this view. While many people have been reported to hold the view that GM is unnatural, many policy-makers and their advisors have suggested that the view must be ignored...