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Authors: Reimchen and Leaver

and allies (Canidae) is important for intraspecific communication. We used a life-sized dog model and varied the tail length and motion as an experimental method of examining effects of tail-docking on intraspecific signaling in domestic dogs, Canis famil- iaris . We videotaped interactions of 492 off

In: Behaviour

their existing regulatory controls over concentrations of animals, tail docking, and the castration of pigs without anesthesia. The analysis of responses of US and EU regulators and producers to six animal production technologies shows a pattern (Table 2). Regulators in the US allowed the technologies

In: Society & Animals

of the animal. At the end of the book, there are two revealing appendices. One sets out the clauses of an exten- sive Law on Animal Protection passed in May 1938, which includes provisions on vivisection, cruelty, the treatment of animals in Žlmmaking, tail docking, and castra- tion. The second is a

In: Society & Animals

hygiene; access to the outdoors; and an end to practices such as tail docking, beak trimming, and dehorning (Beers, 2006; Unti, 2004). The animal rights movement, by contrast, is committed to the abolition of the breeding of animals for human food. From the traditional animal welfare perspective, the

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farms such as tail docking, castration, and dehorning would also be prohibited because of the pain involved (Amey, 2008; Morris & Weaver, 2003). Codes of Welfare: The Law In order to continue to allow normal agricultural practices, the Animal Wel- fare Act contains a provision that those in charge of

In: Society & Animals

) depriving animals of an appropriate environment to rest, including shelter; (3) allowing animals to experience pain during slaughter; (4) depriving animals of their needs for food and water; (5) killing young animals who are dependent on their parents; (6) removal of a body part, such as tail docking or

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) animals dressed in designer clothes; (b) physical mutilation such as tail docking and ear cropping; and (c) com- plete modification of genetic make up. These modifications often result in adult dogs who have the proportions and the appeal of human infants, cre- ating animals who may serve as surrogate

In: Society & Animals
Author: Bonnie Berry

humans, should be (to be considered socially desirable) young, evenly- featured, with good hair (feathers, etc.), and so on in order to be considered attractive. 4. Surgical enhancement to animals is not without a social backlash, albeit a minor one. Tail-docking and ear-cropping are prohibited in some

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, N.D.). In most areas of the United States the practice of ear cropping, cat declawing and tail docking is still an everyday occurrence. We have also all heard of people who purchase animals to fit a color scheme in their home and discard the “pet” when the home is redecorated. Thousands of pet

In: Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research
Author: Lyle Munro

dietary habits of a lifetime, although it may lead to the elimination of such cruelties as debeaking, cattle branding, and tail-docking. As animal protection leaders are quick to point out, the movement can cite many real reforms that refute Goode's thesis: the worldwide decline in fur sales; the ban on

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