This post contains attachments which constitute a must-read if you have anything to do with the issue of "dangerous dogs". The issue of dangerous dogs touches on a wide range of topics including dog bites, owner's education and understanding of the world through a dog's eyes, dog registration, permissible breeds, and questions of rational and proportionate governance.
It’s the eternal question for pet owners: Does your dog understand what you’re saying? Even if Fido doesn’t “get” your words, surely he gets your tone when you let loose about another accident on the carpet. But a new imaging study shows that dogs’ brains respond to actual words, not just the tone in which they’re said. The study will likely shake up research into the origins of language, scientists say, as well as gratify dog lovers.
“It’s an important study that shows that basic aspects of speech perception can be shared with...more >>
There is a significant body of research establishing the link between incidents of domestic violence and animal abuse. It's been widely acknowledged that the occurrence of animal abuse serves as a valuable indicator of violence towards children and the elderly that occurs behind private doors.
There is no doubt that the textile (and fashion) industry is important for the economy; however, taking into account the concept of sustainability, this industry many times—actually most times—operates to the detriment of environmental and social factors. John R. Ehrenfeld defines sustainability as “the possibility that humans and other life will flourish on the earth forever” (Ehrenfeld and Hoffman 2013, p. 7).
Sustainable development of livestock systems involves innovations and the adaptation of these systems in a manner that not only meets the needs of current human generation, but also the potential needs and aspirations of future generations. Innovations can be for example novel feeding practices, breeding strategies or farm technologies and designs.
Here’s a question for you - “what’s the future of animal welfare”? Whatever your answer is, does it take into account the fact that people and animals share the planet, and have a linked future? With that consideration as a starting point, this newsletter from International Animal Law provides you with three points for your interest, consideration and diary....more >>
The study of animal welfare and ethics (AWE) as part of veterinary education is important due to increasing community concerns and expectations about this topic, global pressures regarding food security, and the requirements of veterinary accreditation, especially with respect to Day One Competences. To address several key questions regarding the attitudes to AWE of veterinary students in Australia and New Zealand (NZ), the authors surveyed the 2014 cohort of these students.