Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs
Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.
The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...
Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study
Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...
A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.
AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...
Is there a bias against stray cats in shelters? People's perception of shelter cats and how it influences adoption time
Contributor(s):: Dybdall, K., Strasser, R.
The determination of adoptability is a fundamental issue facing shelters wishing to rehome cats. Many shelters in the United States cannot keep a cat indefinitely and increased time in the shelter environment may lead to reduced animal welfare due to chronic stress or euthanasia. In a series of...
A survey of pet- and non-pet-owning Swedish adolescents: demographic differences and health issues
Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Granstrom, F., Tillgren, P.
Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?
Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.
Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling
Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.
Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that advice....
Attachment to pet dogs and depression in rural older adults
Contributor(s):: Miltiades, H., Shearer, J.
The purpose of this study was to learn more about the relationship between pet attachment, the ability to care for a pet, and depression in older adults. One hundred and seventeen Caucasian, older, adult dog owners in rural, south-central Pennsylvania were recruited using non-random sampling...
Immediate immobilisation of a Minke whale using a grenade harpoon requires striking a restricted target area
Contributor(s):: Knowles, T. G., Butterworth, A.
Approximately 1500 Minke whales are killed annually under permit from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This hunt supports a modest industry in Norway and in Japan; however, the welfare of whales during hunting and killing is such a cause of concern that in 1980 the IWC formed a...