Review of Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures
| Contributor(s):: Regina Swanson
This review of Louis Komjathy’s translation and interpretation of a 13th century set of illustrated poems places the work squarely within the emerging field of animal studies. Though essentially a map for Daoist monastic training, Komjathy notes that the Horse Taming Pictures, as he...
Exploring the Gaps in Practical Ethical Guidance for Animal Welfare Considerations of Field Interventions and Innovations Targeting Dogs and Cats
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| Contributor(s):: Louisa Tasker, Susan F Getty, Joyce R Briggs, Valerie A.W. Benka
Domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and cats (Felis silvestris catus) are common species targeted by nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations, veterinarians and government agencies worldwide, for field interventions (e.g., population management, rabies vaccination programs) or...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
| Contributor(s):: Joshua Trigg, Kirrilly Thompson, Bradley Smith, Pauleen Bennett
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...
Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao
| Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.
Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...
People and companion animals: it takes two to tango
| Contributor(s):: Amiot, C., Bastian, B., Martens, P.
Animals have accompanied humans for thousands of years, with a strong bond forged between humans and other species. Our relationships with animals can take different forms. On one hand, animals can serve instrumental purposes: We currently use animals for clothing, for testing a range of human...
An opportunity preempted: Kim Socha's atheism versus religious animal liberationists
| Contributor(s):: Williams, C.
This article provides a review and critique of Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed by English professor, activist, and avowed political atheist Kim Socha. Socha engages in a twofold argument as she makes the case for animal liberation as a natural imperative of atheism....
Animal Law in Australasia: a Universal Dialogue of "trading off" animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Schaffner, J. E.
Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue provides a comprehensive, thought provoking discussion and analysis of animal law in Australasia while critiquing the existing paradigm that presumes human desire always outweighs animal suffering and proposing reforms to provide better legal...
A new questionnaire examining general attitudes toward animals in Cyprus and the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Zalaf, A., Egan, V.
A review of the animal welfare literature indicates that all the current measures used to evaluate it have limitations in how they assess attitudes toward animals and their care. Few studies have examined animal welfare outside non-Western nations, although attitudes toward animals and their...
Welfare of aged horses
| Contributor(s):: McGowan, C.
Horses form a unique and special part of their owners' lives and aged horses are no exception. This review considers the health and management of aged horses, including the role of the owner and their perceptions of aged horses, potential threats or risks to their welfare and finally, factors...
A review of population control methods in captive-housed primates
| Contributor(s):: Wallace, P. Y., Asa, C. S., Agnew, M., Cheyne, S. M.
The success of breeding primates in captivity has led to a surplus number of animals in collections. This review examines published journals and key books to investigate the various methods of primate population control. Hormonal, surgical and separation methods are discussed and evaluated with...
An ethological approach to determining housing requirements of gamebirds in raised laying units
| Contributor(s):: Matheson, S. M., Donbavand, J., Sandilands, V., Pennycott, T., Turner, S. P.
Each year, the UK rears around 20-30 million pheasants and 3-6 million red-legged partridges for shooting purposes. However, welfare organisations and some members of the gamebird industry itself have raised concerns about the use of raised laying units for breeding gamebirds. Although the...
The potential of Social Network Analysis as a tool for the management of zoo animals
| Contributor(s):: Rose, P. E., Croft, D. P.
Social Network Analysis (SNA) enables the fine scale of animal sociality and population structure to be quantified. SNA is widely applied to questions relating to behavioural ecology but has seen little use in the application to zoo animal management, despite its clear potential. Investment in...
Effectiveness of animal health and welfare planning in dairy herds: a review
| Contributor(s):: Tremetsberger, L., Winckler, C.
Maintaining and promoting animal health and welfare are important but challenging goals in livestock farming. Animal health and welfare planning aims to contribute to improvements in the herd through interventions in a structured way. This review provides an overview of current scientific...
The power of automated behavioural homecage technologies in characterizing disease progression in laboratory mice: a review
| Contributor(s):: Richardson, C. A.
Behavioural changes that occur as animals become sick have been characterized in a number of species and include the less frequent occurrence of 'luxury behaviours' such as playing, grooming and socialization. 'Sickness behaviours' or behavioural changes following exposure to infectious agents,...
The use of judgement bias to assess welfare in farm livestock
| Contributor(s):: Baciadonna, L., McElligott, A. G.
The development of accurate measures of animal emotions is important for improving and promoting animal welfare. Cognitive bias indicates the effect of emotional states on cognitive processes, such as memory, attention, and judgement. Cognitive bias tests complement existing behavioural and...
Assessment of favorable attitudes toward pets: development and preliminary validation of self-report pet relationship scales
| Contributor(s):: Lago, D., Kafer, R., Delaney, M., Connell, C.
"This paper summarizes the progress made in developing measures of favorable attitudes and affectionate relationships with pet animals."
A review of behavioral assessment protocols used by Australian animal shelters to determine the adoption suitability of dogs
| Contributor(s):: Mornement, K. M., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S., Bennett, P. C.
Shelter dogs typically undergo preadoption assessment for suitability as companions. Dogs who pass are available for adoption. Available resources determine whether dogs who fail are euthanized or rehabilitated. Accurate assessment of shelter-dog behavior is imperative to protect community...
Animal dissection and evidence-based life-science and health-professions education
| Contributor(s):: Nobis, N.
Author's response to Balcombe's commentators [2000 & 2001 this journal] notes that Balcombe could be motivated by an evidentialist perspective growing out of the work of W. K. Clifford.
Artificial weaning of Old World monkeys: benefits and costs
| Contributor(s):: Reinhardt, V.
Permanent mother-infant separation prior to natural weaning is a common husbandry practice in monkey breeding colonies. In the United States, all eight Regional Primate Research Centres have such colonies. Under undisturbed conditions, Old World monkey mothers wean their infants at the age of...
Enhancing nonhuman primate care and welfare through the use of positive reinforcement training
| Contributor(s):: Laule, G., Whittaker, M.
Nonhuman primates are excellent subjects for the enhancement of care and welfare through training. The broad range of species offers tremendous behavioral diversity, and individual primates show varying abilities to cope with the stressors of captivity, which differ depending on the venue....